Engage Daily Update - 01 April
Engage Daily Update - 01 April

Engage Daily Update - 01 April


Welcome to a special edition of your daily e-alert from Engage Renfrewshire.

Today marks our 10th anniversary of supporting the sector as Engage. We would like to take this opportunity to thank our members, partners and funders who have supported us over the years. 

Our 10th Anniversary campaign will be running for the remainder of 2021. We will be using the opportunity to reflect on past successes and showcase the inspirational work of our members and partners. 

We recognise that this is a challenging time for our sector, and finding cause for celebration is hard for many at the moment, but we hope that this campaign will serve to inspire. The charitable sector in Renfrewshire is resilient, creative, and caring and we are proud to have been a part of it over the last 10 years. 

We will be sharing our stories and highlights on social media and on our website. Click here to read the first of our Anniversary blogs.

If you would like to help us mark 10 years, please tweet your own reflections of how Engage has support your organisation at any point since 2011, and include @EngageNews1 #EngageIs10 


Support for Individuals

Minority Ethnic Matters Overview - 31 March

Renfrewshire Carers Centre latest e-bulletin

Unpaid Carers Vaccination Efforts
If you provide vital face-to-face care for a family member, friend or neighbour, you may be eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine now. NHS GP Dr Punam Krishan explains more ➡ https://nhsinform.scot/carersregister
This information is available in a range of languages, all found here Unpaid Carers Dropbox. Polish and Punjabi versions are to follow and we will share them once available.


Support for Organisations

Latest Digital Update from SCVO
Covers funding available, training and cyber-resilience

Latest Charity Digital E-bulletin
Includes free cyber toolkit to help charities digital secure vulnerabilities, making the most of data analytics, and information on #BeMoreDigital Marketing Day



Scottish Book Trust Grants available to organisations in Scotland to programme digital events, in-person events (if permitted) or to develop a socially distanced activity for their community to reconnect through books.

Maximum value:                  £ 500
Application deadline:           07/05/2021

Objectives of Fund
The Book Week Scotland 2021 Fund exists to allow organisations to programme digital events, in-person events (if permitted) or to develop a socially distanced activity for their community to reconnect through books.

Proposals are accepted from:
•    Arts organisations
•    Museums and Heritage organisations
•    Community organisations and groups
•    Third sector organisations
•    Bookshops
•    Public sector organisations and Local Authority service providers

Click here for more information


Online Events/Training

NEW - Generations Working Together Workshops
Easy Peasy film making #madeonamobile
 Monday 19 April 10am -12pm 
Join Jon Gill of PlayfulCommunications.co.uk for an
introduction and practical workshop around using your
smartphone or tablet to create short films full of impact that document your intergenerational project.

Year of Childhood through an intergenerational lens
Friday 30 April  10am -12pm
Join this network meeting to explore codesign
with children and young people.
You can book your place on either course by clicking this link.


Mental Health Learning with NHS GG&C & SAMH

The NHS GG&C Mental Health Improvement Contract Working Group are continuing their work in partnership with Scottish Association for Mental Health to deliver a program of learning with a focus on Mental Health.
The program on offer during the months of April, May and June 2021 includes a variety of online learning sessions, lasting 90 minutes and being delivered using MS Teams and Zoom. Sessions on offer are:

  • Maintaining Well Being
  • Building Resilience
  • Introduction to Suicide Prevention
  • Mental Health Supporting Others
  • Mental Health Supporting Customers (for those working in customer service type roles/organisations).
  • Mental Health in the Workplace – A Guide for Managers. A webinar series for managers, team leaders and supervisors within NHS GG&C workplaces and teams, the wider workplace and third sector across GG&C (including those supported by the Healthy Working Lives program)

All sessions are set at Informed level in line with the NHS Knowledge and Skills Framework, they are not CPD accredited and seek to start the conversation/raise awareness about mental health in the absence of face to face delivery.
For more information please go to the NHS GG&C Mental Health Improvement Team website, the site contains session information in terms of content, dates/times and how to sign up.


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