Engage Daily Update - 01 December
Engage Daily Update - 01 December

Engage Daily Update - 01 December


Consultation - Draft Strategic Plan 2022-25 launches today

Check the website for full details 



Scottish Government - Coronavirus in Scotland site

NHS Inform website
Vaccine hotline: 0800 030 8013
Book or change a booster appointment
Register for a first COVID-19 vaccine
Rearrange your second appointment
Order LFDs online
Book a PCR test


Support for Individuals

SURF's November e-bulletin: All the latest news


Online Events

Renfrewshire Health & Wellbeing Network  – Wednesday 19 January 2022, 9am-10.25am
An information and networking event for health and wellbeing service providers from voluntary and public sectors in Renfrewshire. Register here https://bit.ly/3E8Jw0y
We’ve achieved successes in Renfrewshire from collaborative working; and we want to enhance and build on our good cross-sector relationships.
If you deliver health and/or wellbeing-related services in Renfrewshire's public or voluntary sectors, you are invited to join us for a short information networking event.
You'll hear flash presentations from other health and wellbeing service providers, then join small break-out rooms to gather and share more detailed info. All from your desk!
This event will run on MS Teams. Please register on Eventbrite now https://bit.ly/3E8Jw0y and a link will be sent to you on Monday 17 January. We look forward to welcoming you.



Emergency First Aid At Work Training
Date:  Thursday 20 January 2022
Time:  9.00am - 4.00pm
Venue:  Tannahill Centre, Blackstoun Road, Paisley 
Through funding from the SPG, Active Communities has spaces for third sector partners (staff/volunteers) for Emergency First Aid At Work training on Thursday 20 January 2022 9am-4.00pm in the Tannahill Centre. We have limited spaces available. 
One space per organisation/community group will be allocated on a first come first serve basis.
Please email https://bookwhen.com/activecommunities to register your interest and reserve a place.

Health Walk Leader Training (Online)
Date:  Wednesday 26 January 2022 
Time:  9.30am - 1.00pm
Virtual Venue:  TEAMS
Health Walk Leader Training will be taking place online on Wednesday 26 January 2022.  
Through SPG funding we have spaces available for our Third Sector partners to become Health Walk Leaders. This is Paths for All training and will enable volunteers and staff to lead safe, effective, and enjoyable health walks in a community setting. 
Currently the course is online on TEAMS and takes places 9.30am -1pm on Wednesday 26 January 2022.
We have a few spaces available and can offer one space per organisation on a first come first serve basis.
Please email https://bookwhen.com/activecommunities ‚Äčto register your interest and reserve a place.


Investing in Communities Fund

The Investing in Communities Fund (ICF) is a streamlined communities fund that is delivered as part of the Empowering Communities Programme. The fund reflects Scottish Government’s commitment to investing in communities so that they can develop the resources and resilience to decide their own aspirations, priorities and solutions in response.  The fund supports our most disadvantaged or fragile communities to tackle poverty in all its forms on their own terms.  The fund also helps to meet Scottish Government targets as set out in the child poverty delivery plan and to underpin the Place Principle by encouraging more joined up collaborative approaches to services and assets to achieve better outcomes for people and communities.

The aims of the fund are Tackling Poverty & Inequality, Developing & Sustaining Place Based Approaches, Community Led Regeneration, and A Just Transition to Net Zero
The Scottish Government will be hosting a one hour webinar session where you can find out more about who can apply, deadlines, when will grants be released and how much can you apply for. This webinar is on Wednesday 08 December.  
Wednesday 8 December 2021 - 2.00pm - 3.00pm - Register Now
If you encounter any problems completing the registration process please email: InvestinginCommunities@gov.scot
More information on the fund, such as examples of who has been funded previously 
Engage Renfrewshire will also be posting updates on the Investing In Communities fund in our e-alerts and on our social media as an when we get them so please look out for them over the coming weeks.



Social Enterprise Net Zero Transition Fund

Social Enterprise Scotland, in partnership with Zero Waste Scotland, has launched the Social Enterprise Net Zero Transition Fund, designed to support social enterprises and the wider third sector to make the transition to carbon net zero.
The purpose of the fund is to support the social sector organisations (SSO) in their journey to become carbon neutral, and to develop the circular economy. They are particularly interested in supporting activities that will reduce carbon footprint.
The fund provides loans from £10,000. SSO’s who have a particular circular economy focus or are proposing specific projects with a focus on re-use, repair and leasing/sharing models, may also be eligible for a small grant award.
Examples of eligible activities are below. Please note this is not an exhaustive list:

  • Reducing energy consumption
  • Improving energy efficiency
  • Developing or moving to renewable energy sources
  • Transitioning to sustainable transport options
  • Scaling local food production and supply
  • Minimising or re-purposing food waste
  • Developing circular economy products, services, processes and practices.

To apply, complete an Expression of Interest form and return via email to hello@socialinvestmentscotland.com

For more information go to:- Social Enterprise Net Zero Transition Fund | Social Investment Scotland 


See Me launch the Scottish Mental Illness Stigma Survey, a first-of-its-kind piece of research for Scotland.
In collaboration with the Mental Health Foundation and Glasgow Caledonian University, See Me are creating Scotland’s biggest ever conversation on the stigma and discrimination experienced by people with complex mental illnesses.
They want to speak to people aged 18 and over who live in Scotland and have experience of longer term, enduring mental illnesses to find out:

  • What stigma and discrimination people have experienced and how often
  • Where in their lives people have experienced it and to what extent
  • What impact these experiences have had on their lives and behaviours
  • Where people think the highest levels of stigma and discrimination come from
  • How people experience self-stigma
  • What needs to change to improve people’s experiences of living with complex mental illnesses
  • What changes need to happen to end mental health stigma and discrimination 

Find out more here


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