Engage COVID 19 Update - 05 November
International Volunteer Managers’ Day
On International Volunteer Managers’ Day we want to say Thank You to all the Volunteer Managers of Renfrewshire who have supported their volunteers and communities this year.
It has been a tough year for volunteer groups, both for longstanding teams that had to suspend activities to new groups that came together overnight, so please take a moment to reflect and celebrate the achievements of you or your volunteer manager today.
Today we’re hearing from another Trustee, this time from PaisleyFM.
Their director and trustee Bob kindly gave his thought on his role, as well as the challenges the organisation has faced this year and how his background and experience has shaped his perception of trusteeship
“My perception of being a trustee is that for a period in time, a person is a guardian of the charitable organisation.”
Paisley FM Blog - More Trustee insights
Support for Individuals
The Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR) has released an interactive Scottish Charity Constituency map which shows Scottish charities by their Scottish Parliament constituency regions and areas.
Support for Organisations
Renfrewshire Council - Grants are available to support cultural, community and voluntary organisations in the UK to create and install artistic interventions across Renfrewshire
Comic Relief Invites Applications to Global Majority Fund - The funding is made possible by Comic Relief working in partnership with the National Emergencies Trust (NET), Barclays and the Clothworkers’ Foundation. Approximately £2.1 million is available to make and manage grants of between £150,000 and £250,000. Funding is available for up to 18 months
Paul Hamlyn Foundation resumes regular grant-making
In April the Paul Hamlyn Foundation paused their regular grants to focus on their emergency COvid-19 response funding. After publishing their new UK strategy at the end of September, they have now reopened their funding to applications.
They have five funding priorities for the UK:
Investing in young people – Youth Fund
Migration and integration – Shared Ground Fund
Arts access and participation – Access and Participation Fund
Education and learning through the arts – Arts-Based Learning Fund
Nurturing ideas and people – Ideas and Pioneers Fund
Call out for student design project briefs
Graphic Designer and Common Good Branding Specialist, Adam Piggot, is teaming up with City of Glasgow College to provide a work experience opportunity for one of their BA Design Practice students. The initiative will see the student working under Adam’s guidance to deliver a design project for a social enterprise, charity or community group.
Adam will oversee the project free of charge, and the student will charge their time at the living wage, so the programme offers the chance to commission a significant piece of work while making a substantial saving on the usual the cost of design. To find out more about this opportunity or to express an interest, please contact Adam at firstname.lastname@example.org. To find out more about Adam and his work, please visit adampiggot.com