Engage COVID 19 Update - 30 September
Engage COVID 19 Update - 30 September

Engage COVID 19 Update - 30 September


Support for Individuals

Families Outside Update

Gleniffer Outreach Newsletter

Cope Scotland Newsletter


Support for Organisations

Scottish Charity Awards - Winners revealed

Social Enterprise Scotland - Digital Showcase

2020 SURF Awards Shortlist Revealed



Response, Recovery & Resilience Fund

The Youth Scotland Rural Action Fund has been created in response to the challenges which rural youth groups are facing in funding the delivery of community based universal youth work

The Aldi Scottish Sport fund is a Scotland-wide community-based sport programme designed to make it easier for kids to take part in sports within their local communities by giving clubs the chance to secure up to £2,500 of funding.

Funding to Build Resilience of BAME-led Voluntary and Community Organisations

The Scottish Legal Aid Board have announced that funding is available for the Debt Advice Journey Programme


Funder of the week

Over the next couple of weeks we at Engage will provide information on a funder of the week. This week we have chosen the Robertson Trust as they have this week opened up brand new funding options. Please see below a description of thee funds with links to additional information. If there is a funder who you would like us to profile as part of our funder of the week, then please get back to us on info@engagerenfrewshire.com.

The Robertson Trust offer both revenue and capital funding for registered charities and constituted community groups that help people and communities in Scotland who are living with poverty and trauma.
For more details of the kind of work we fund, take a look at Who and what we fund.
There are no set closing dates, so you're welcome to apply anytime. 
Here is an overview of our current funds:

Wee Grants

For constituted community groups and charities with an annual income of less than £25,000
Funding of up to £2,000 for one year only

Small Grants
For registered charities with an annual income of between £25,000 and £100,000
Revenue funding of between £2,000 and £15,000 for up to five years

Large Grants
For registered charities with an annual income of between £100,000 and £2 million
Revenue funding of between £15,000 and £50,000 for up to five years

Community Vehicle Grants
For registered charities with an annual income of between £25,000 and £2 million
Funding of up to £10,000 for a vehicle to support your work.

Community Building Grants
For registered charities with an annual income of between £25,000 and £2 million
Capital funding of up to £75,000 towards ‘community hubs’.


Scottish Child Payment

Scottish Child Payment is a new benefit being introduced by the Scottish Government to tackle child poverty. It is for low income families already in receipt of qualifying benefits. To start with, Scottish Child Payment will be available to families with children under six years of age only. We remain committed to rolling out this benefit to families with children under 16 years of age by the end of 2022.
Scottish Child Payment will open for applications in November 2020, with first payments being made from the end of February 2021. Low-income families with a child under six will be able to apply for £10 per child, per week - equivalent to £520 per year. There are no limits on the number of eligible children supported by Scottish Child Payment.
We want to make sure both you and the organisations you support have all the relevant information you need about Scottish Child Payment before it opens for applications.
We will be running a series of virtual roadshow events throughout October 2020, and would like to invite you to join these. You can sign up to one of the events by following the links below.
Our roadshows are aimed at people who work with and support families who may be entitled to claim Scottish Child Payment. We will provide you with information about the eligibility criteria and how clients can apply for the Scottish Child Payment. You will have opportunity to ask any questions you may have.
How to book   
Our virtual roadshow events are free. You will need to book a ticket through Eventbrite. Tickets will be available on a first come first served basis.
Once you have decided which virtual roadshow you would like to attend, please click on the relevant link below for the relevant event information and joining details.
Please book here: 

 Communication support
Social Security Scotland recognises that people communicate and engage in lots of different ways.
Copies of the presentations for each event will be sent out electronically in advance. If you would prefer a hard copy, please let us know and we will send them these on to you. If you need these in an alternative format such as Braille or Easy Read please let us know.
Support at the event
If you require communication support at the event selected such as a palantypist, electronic note taker or British Sign Language interpreter, please contact us as soon as possible so that we can try and arrange this support.
We will do everything we can to have communication support in place, but unfortunately we cannot guarantee this if your requirements are not submitted to us.
If you have any questions, please contact us as soon as possible, by emailing the team at NationalEngagementandPartnershipTeam@socialsecurity.gov.scot



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