Engage COVID 19 Update - 01 October
Carnegie UK Trust
Pooling Together: How Community Hubs have responded to the COVID-19 Emergency
Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Trust has been undertaking a series of conversations with communities across the UK, exploring the changing relationship between local government, public services and communities.
During these conversations, they have heard from several areas that community hubs were a critical part of the emergency response. In many cases, these demonstrated strong leadership, creative practice and partnership working. The Trust believes that these hubs could have a longer-term role in recovery from the pandemic, joining the dots between people that require support – connecting them to a range of services to promote individual and community wellbeing.
Building on the learning from conversations with four areas, (North Ayrshire, Renfrewshire, Lancaster and Scarborough), this new report offers examples of best practice, challenges, opportunities and learning for the future.
Support for Individuals
Support for Organisations
Sports Aid - Assistance for unfunded talented young sportsmen and women (12-18 years old or up to 35 for disability sports) who participate in specific sports and are preparing to compete in major international competition
The Prince's Countryside Fund Opens for Applications - The Fund is now accepting applications from locally-focussed, legally-constituted not-for-profit organisations who are working to create resilient rural communities across the UK in the wake of the coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic.
Black History Month
Paisley FM are running a series of shows during Black History Month - hear the promo here
Social Renewal Advisory Board
On 9 June 2020, the Cabinet Secretary for Communities and Local Government and the Cabinet Secretary for Social Security and Older People announced the creation of a Social Renewal Advisory Board https://www.gov.scot/groups/social-renewal-advisory-board/.
As part of the engagement work of the Social Renewal Advisory Board Scottish Government outlined plans earlier in the process to allow organisations and community groups out with the membership of the Board and the Circles to feed in.
Just launched is an online space where community groups and organisations can participate and share their ideas. A call for ideas and evidence is open until the 16th October. Further information can be found here https://www.gov.scot/publications/supporting-people-and-communities-call-for-ideas/