Engage Daily Update - 01 June
Engage Daily Update - 01 June

Engage Daily Update - 01 June


Volunteers Week 2021


Happy Volunteers’ Week from all of us at Engage Renfrewshire! 

We’ll be sharing content throughout this week from our members as they say thanks to their brilliant volunteers.

You can follow all this week’s activity online using #VolunteersWeekScot and #RenfrewshireVolunteers and please do tag us in any thank you activity, we would love to see it and share on! 

Volunteering in 2020 changed dramatically and we want to thank everyone who stepped forward over the year to support their communities.

Many longstanding volunteer groups were unable to meet for months as activities were suspended but we know that the contributions of your volunteers are still vital and so we thank all our volunteer involving groups across Renfrewshire for their work. 


Support for Individuals

People aged 18 to 29 are currently being invited to register for their #coronavirus vaccine.

The registration service is available for 2 weeks, from 24 May until 4 June 2021.

Vaccination appointments will start from mid-June.

Find out more


Support for Organisations

The 2021 Social Enterprise Awards Scotland are open-apply by 12 July



Corra Foundation has announced a £1m Henry Duncan Grants fund for community based mental health and wellbeing support. 
The fund has three strands including a new strand for Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Communities:

Organisation Grants – open to charities with an annual income up to £500,000 and a core focus on supporting people of any age who experience mental ill health.  A maximum of £8,000 per year granted up to five years.

Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Grants – open to Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic led charities with annual income up to £500,000, delivering projects that support people of any age who experience mental ill health. A maximum £8,000 per year up to three years.

Micro grants – One off grants of a maximum of £1,000. Open to small charities and voluntary groups with an annual income up for £50,000 supporting communities experiencing disadvantage to improve mental health and wellbeing by reducing isolation and loneliness.
Read more about Henry Duncan Grants including the full application details and guidance online. 


Funder of the Week

The funder this week is R.S MacDonald Charitable Trust

“In every part of Scotland our awards are helping charities to make an impact by giving support and help to those who need it most. The research that we fund is helping to create better futures for children and adults who are facing multiple challenges.

The  RS Macdonald Charitable Trust aims to provide £2.5 million in grants every year to Scottish charities. We believe in the importance of wider networks and support services that involve families, carers and communities and encourage participation for people who are often excluded!”
You can apply for our grants if:

Your organisation is a registered charity
You are based in, or operating in, Scotland
Your work addresses one of our funding themes 

Funding Themes
Tackline Child Abuse Deadline 08 September 2021
Visual Impairment Deadline 08 September 2021
Neurological Conditions Deadline 08 September 2021
Medical Research Deadline 08 September 2021
Animal Welfare
RNLI Lifeboats.
For more information on the funder please go to:-  https://www.rsmacdonald.com/


Off the Bench Programme Update

“Off the Bench” programme, the starting date is now the 07 June 2021 and it has now been opened to 16 – 24 year olds, this is a 16 week programme (every Tuesday from 9.30am until 4pm) and have between 6 to 8 place still available, registration needs to take place before the 07 June. 

Gayle Branningan has asked if you have anyone interested on the programme to get in touch with Gayle on M: 07850 236 114 T: 0141 889 2558 EXT 6124, E: gayle.brannigan@stmirren.com

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