Engage COVID 19 Update - 25 November
Engage COVID 19 Update - 25 November

Engage COVID 19 Update - 25 November


12 Days of Giving

Movement For Good know how important it is to support the most vulnerable in our society so once again their 12 days of giving will provide vital support to remarkable organisations. Here is what a previous recipient said:

"Every day 6,000 people become carers in the UK. Many don’t know how or where to get help. It can be frightening and very lonely. For some it’s sudden: someone you love is taken ill or has an accident, your child is born with a disability... caring will affect all of us at some point in our lives and the £1,000 donation from Ecclesiastical will help Carers UK to be there for when that happens"
Carers UK – 12 days of giving winner, 2019

The draw is open to registered charities, not-for-profit organisations and community interest companies. 10 winners will be drawn at random each weekday and nominations will remain open until midnight the day before each draw. Draws will take place each weekday from 07 – 22 December 2020.

Click here for more information on how to nominate a charity


Support for Organisations

No One Left Behind - Scottish Government's strategy for placing people at the centre of the design and delivery of employability services, promotes a strengthened partnership approach where the spheres of government work more collaboratively with third and private sector to identify local needs and make informed, evidence-based decisions, flexing these to meet emerging labour market demands



The Weir Charitable Trust has launched a one-off emergency fund totalling £200,000 to be directed to support the most vulnerable people across Scotland. This is in addition to the normal 6 monthly cycle of awards

COVID-19 Funding for Residential Outdoor Education Centres in Scotland - a new £2 million Fund is now open for applications from third sector and private sector organisations in Scotland that deliver curricular relevant, residential outdoor learning opportunities for children and young people aged 3 to 18 years

Connecting Scotland has launched a 2nd round for Phase 2 applications. This round,  a continuation of Phase 2, offers digital support (device, data, training and support getting online) to families and young care leavers. The second round of applications will run from 24 November to 18 January 11am. If you work with digitally excluded, low income families, young care leavers or organisations supporting them visit the Connecting Scotland website for more details. 


Online Events

Who cares if they die? They’re only junkies. An event on drug related deaths - 14 December 4pm  to 6pm

This event aims to facilitate an inclusive discussion to explore how all policy actors and communities can work collaboratively to affect meaningful systemic change and reduce DRDs within Scottish society. A range of speakers, ranging from academics, policy professionals, authors and social commentators will be contributing to the event.


NHS Board Members

The NHS impacts on everyone’s lives at one time or another and this could be your chance to get involved in improving, sustaining and protecting the health of the local population.

What’s involved?
NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde is looking for two new members to join its Board. These are challenging, rewarding and worthwhile opportunities that will take up around 8 hours a week and last for up to 4 years in the first instance. In return, you will be paid £8,842 a year. You will also get reasonable travel and subsistence costs, dependent carer expenses and support to help you carry out your duties.

Can I apply?
To complement the current skills on the Board, we are looking for individuals who can specifically bring financial governance experience or clinical experience, ideally in a primary care setting.
You do not need to have previous experience of being on a Board. You do need to have a commitment to helping us improve the health and wellbeing of the people living in Greater Glasgow and Clyde.

If this is you, we would like to hear from you.
If you are appointed you will receive training and support to develop your skills and to learn any new skills you may require.

How do I find out more?
More information on these roles can be found at the public appointments website: www.gov.scot/collections/public-appointments or by calling 0300 244 1898


Fair Start Scotland Program

Anyone in the  Renfrewshire, East Ren, Inverclyde, East Dunbartonshire or West Dunbartonshire area. We'll help you find and sustain work. Here's what you'll get for free:

  • Your own personal Key Worker
  • Help with CVs, Cover Letters and Applications
  • Support with searching for jobs
  • Support with IT and interview skills
  • Access to training
  • Access to jobs from our business partners
  • Support in funding for uniforms, PPE and transportation costs
  • Up to 2 years of pre-employment and in work support
  • Help with financial planning

We are also currently working with a local training provider to provide SIA and CCTV training and also CSCS training (terms and conditions will apply)
If you have anyone who may be interested in doing any of these courses or if they wish help and support in finding employment then please contact me on 07783 171 858 or email me on lg4@enable.org.uk

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