Engage COVID 19 Update - 23 November
Engage COVID 19 Update - 23 November

Engage COVID 19 Update - 23 November


Partnership Working After COVID 19 - Part Two

Second Part on Partnership Working Post COVID from our Stuart
For this blog Stuart looks at two groups supporting partnership working in Renfrewshire. This is a follow on from his great earlier piece which can be found here


Support for Organisations

Over the last couple of months we at Engage Renfrewshire have been hearing from community groups about the problems they are facing in opening up new bank accounts with High Street Banks. Having looked around for some information on alternatives and chatting to other TSIs across Scotland, we have found the following information on alternative bank accounts on SCVO website. Please have a look through this and hopefully this in formation will be of use


The Bank of Scotland Foundation’s Reach Programme provides funding for Scottish charities that are creating positive and lasting changes for Scotland’s people and communities by supporting people through varying stages of their lives


Funder of the Week

Funder of the Week is Comic Relief

Comic Relief raises money to support people living incredibly tough lives. Through humour and stories of hope, we’ve shown that people can make a massive difference. We fund hundreds of amazing organisations who are working on the ground to support the most vulnerable people and communities in society. 
This includes vulnerable children and young people, people who are homeless or living in extreme poverty, women and families at risk of domestic abuse and those struggling with existing or new mental health problems
Comic Relief predominantly funds registered charities. We will ask for evidence of registration during the application process. We do also fund other types of organisations. In these instances, the governing documents of the organisation must clearly outline the organisation’s social purpose, demonstrate that any profit or assets are used for this social purpose, and show that an asset lock is in place. We will ask for a copy of your governing documents as part of your application.

For more information on the different types of funds available please go to:- https://www.comicrelief.com/
To apply to Comic Relief then please go to:- https://www.comicrelief.com/funding/application-process/


Online Events

Partner webinar: Helping people keep warm for less this winter
This online session is to introduce Home Energy Scotland, the energy advice service the Wise Group runs for Scottish Government, and share an update about support available nationally and locally to help people having trouble keeping warm at home, or facing bills that are stopping them from using their heating. Home Energy Scotland has teamed up with the Wise Group’s Home Energy Advice Team and together we'll talk you through:

Challenge with energy costs that are likely to be higher due to COVID-19 restrictions
Our services, who we are, what we do, and how we can support people, of all tenures and income levels
Warmer Homes Scotland, national support aimed at the more vulnerable that can provide free insulation, central heating, and more
Help for those with a prepayment meter at risk of self-disconnection or running out of credit 
How to refer to support available

There will be the opportunity for questions and we welcome any insight you are able to share regarding challenges facing people at this time and more generally.
Places are limited so register for your date of choice in advance to avoid disappointment.
Tues, 24 November 11am – register for your free place now
Wed, 25 November 2pm – register for your free place now
Thurs, 26 November 2pm – register for your free place now

Once you have registered your details, we will email you a link to join the session.
If you aren’t able to attend the session, for new dates and more information, contact emma.howe@thewisegroup.co.uk


RAMH - Sessional Crisis Support Workers



The Community Learning and Development Standards Council for Scotland is seeking views from youth workers, youth work employers, training organisations and educational institutions to inform its Review of the Scottish Vocational Qualifications (SVQs) in Youth Work

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