Our powerful wee groups
SRGs are groups of friends who make their own decisions and their own plans. They raise their own money by saving small amounts weekly, then later, by generating small business ideas that turn into products or services.
The standout features of an SRG are:
A collective of three or more people
They rotate and share responsibilities
Meet three SRGs
We’re a group of creatives based in Renfrewshire and have been meeting one evening a fortnight on Zoom over the past year or so! Our shared activity is taking photographs of Paisley, a town that is rich in architecture and history, with some of the friendliest people in the world.
Our framed prints are displayed at exhibitions and in local cafes and shop windows, showcasing so much of what is positive about the area. Two of our members wanted to take their skills to the next level and are currently studying for an HNC in Photography. A mix of previous skills levels and ages was no barrier to us making this work well for everybody. We often get together on Zoom between meetings to spend time together crafting and socialising.
We recently benefited from receiving Trust Money from WEvolution and we’re so looking forward to seeing how this pot of cash for internal lending will give us much more flexibility moving forward.
5 Mummies Make
We’re a group of crafters whose families are important to us (hence our name) and being in an SRG has had such a positive impact on our children. Each of our members (Adele, Fiona, Gillian, Sheila and Angela) have our own businesses, but we work together to support, encourage and inspire each other. We also work together to make a difference in our community.
Together we run Tea Parties, using the proceeds to support local charities. WEvolution has offered us training in business as well as in personal development, which has helped us grow. They have walked alongside us to make our dreams become realities. Our SRG is like a big family.
We produce bespoke washable and adjustable weighted blankets and wraps. We never knew one another before starting an SRG. Angela and I (Deirdre) met at a sewing class Angela was leading. Before having children, she taught aircraft mechanics and is able to fix just about anything you can think of! In addition to working within Beloved, Angela is a professional photographer. I shared my ideas for washable weighted blankets with Angela and she convinced me that together we could do it. Ashley and Eileen – also participants of the sewing class - agreed to join us and together we started working on plans and designs. We were later joined by the talented Arlene Watson and so Beloved was born! Five local ladies who take great pride in our fully handmade, therapeutic, sensory and bespoke weighted blankets.