Engage COVID 19 Update - 19 October
Engage COVID 19 Update - 19 October

Engage COVID 19 Update - 19 October


Performance by Poet & Musician Joshua Idehen

Joshua Idehen is a poet, teacher and musician. A British born Nigerian, his poetry has been published alongside Linton Kwesi Johnson and Anthony Joseph and he has performed at festivals and respected venues across the UK and Europe. He collaborated with Mercury nominated artists The Comet Is Coming and Sons of Kemet. HE collaborated with dance pop band Benin City on “Last Night”, released in June 2018 by Moshi Moshi Music.

He is working on his debut collection and several musical projects.

Watch on RenTV on Wednesday 21st October at 8pm here 



Creative Scotland Youth Arts Emergency Funding 

Creative Scotland have released two new funds to support project activity with children and young people:
Youth Arts Small Grants Scheme  - allows organisations and local authorities to apply for a small grants funding pot of up to £50,000 to distribute grants of £500–£5,000 directly to freelance artists/creative practitioners, across all artforms, to deliver artist led youth arts activities. The Scheme will support organisations to take ownership of the distribution of funding to youth arts practitioners to meet the needs of young people in their sector or local area. The fund also aims to strengthen and broaden organisations’ connections with youth arts practitioners. 
Youth Arts Access Fund offers grants of between £5k and £30k to individuals and organisations who run youth arts programmes to support activity from March 2021 onwards. Examples of activities that this fund may support are group based activity, youth led projects, project activity working across early learning, schools and other family support and community settings. 

If you would like to talk to someone at Creative Scotland about these opportunities, please contact enquiries@creativescotland.com

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Restrictions Fund - a new business support from the Scottish Government to support businesses affected by lockdown restrictions. The COVID-19 Restrictions Fund will be available to hospitality and other businesses required to close (except for takeaway) by these new restrictions regulations. 


Scottish Attainment Challenge

Education Scotland is planning a multiagency network event to support Scottish Attainment Challenge, and would like to invite partners to be involved. Here the questionnaire to capture interests. Please share to those who might be interested. Closing date 16 November.


Home Energy Scotland Webinar

Scottish Government recently announced a further £6m investment into Warmer Homes Scotland, the Scottish Government's national fuel poverty scheme that free of charge can help householders with energy efficiency improvements such as wall insulation, loft insulation, draught-proofing, central heating, and home renewables systems.

Home Energy Scotland is hosting a series of online workshops to provide an overview of the support available through this scheme, and how partners can refer clients to see if they are eligible for support. The scheme aims to support more vulnerable owner occupiers in our communities, and carers, colleagues, family and friends could benefit too. Whether for the first time, or for a refresher, book your free place today.

Once you have registered, Home Energy Scotland will email you a link to join the session that is being held using Zoom.
Thurs, 5 November 2pm - register for your free place now   
Tues, 10 November 11am - register for your free place now  
Thurs, 12 November 11am - register for your free place now
If you aren’t able to attend a session, you can also contact emma.howe@sc.homeenergyscotland.org for more information.

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