Engage Daily Update - 01 November
Engage Daily Update - 01 November

Engage Daily Update - 01 November



Communities Mental Health & Wellbeing Fund Officer

Engage is looking for an enthusiastic, versatile officer who can support the effective distribution of funds within robust financial, monitoring and reporting processes, while developing the medium/long term capacity of mental health and wellbeing support in Renfrewshire. See the Scottish Government announcement here gov.scot/news/gbp-15-million-to-help-improve-mental-wellbeing

Find out more and apply here


Support for Individuals

Renfrewshire Council Health and Wellbeing Newsletter October 2021


Support for Organisations

Social Enterprise  Health & Wellbeing Newsletter - October 2021

Renfrewshire Chamber of Commerce Newsletter


Trustees' Week

We’re kicking off Trustees’ Week with a special thank you to the trustees of Engage Renfrewshire.
Thank you for your continued support and commitment to serving the third sector in Renfrewshire.
We’ll be sharing thank you messages throughout this week, so there’s still time to send yours in using our dedicated form: https://forms.office.com/r/2T8H8eNtF5
To see events happening  this week head to https://trusteesweek.org/events/  or follow #TrusteesWeek on social media.


Talk Money Week 2021

https://bit.ly/2YQsftl It’s #TalkMoneyWeek 2021!
If as a practitioner you find it hard to talk about money, you’re not alone. Every year Talk Money Week encourages people to open up about their finances. By having a conversation, you can help people improve their physical, mental and financial wellbeing.
Renfrewshire Affordable Credit Alliance (RACA) are hosting an online information event on Tuesday 9 November from 10am-11.30am.
You’ll hear from Trading Standards Scotland, Money and Pension Service, Advice Works and Engage Renfrewshire. You’ll hear about “talking money” in ethnically diverse communities, promoting affordable credit, benefits take-up, plus we’ll be asking YOU what you find challenging about talking money.
Please register on Eventbrite here https://bit.ly/2YQsftl and a MS Teams link will be sent to you on Monday 8 November.
RACA works to champion fair and honest finance – and to ensure that everyone, no matter their income level, has better options that help reduce the risk of falling into problem debt. See www.raca.org.uk for further information about who we are and our aims, or email info@engagerenfrewshire.com for more info about the event.
We look forward to welcoming you.



The Robertson Trust - Community Building Grants - Closed
We have decided to close ‘Community Buildings’ as a type of funding.

As previously highlighted, we are experiencing a high volume of applications across all Funds.  It is important that we prioritise those projects and activities which focus on improving outcomes for those people most adversely affected by poverty and/or trauma. The level of funding we are able to contribute towards individual capital projects is highly restricted and at this time we feel it would be more beneficial to provide revenue funding for work which is clearly aligned to our strategic themes.

We understand that some organisations have already completed an application for funding towards a Community Building and will of course ensure that we fully assess these requests in line with our published guidance.  Please be aware, however, that we will always consider the extent to which these, or applications for any other type of activities, are preventing or mitigating the effects of poverty and/or trauma, as part of our review process. We will shortly be removing the link for Community Building applications.

If you have already started your application and wish to ensure that it is considered, or if you have recently had a conversation with our team about a possible application, please contact funding@therobertsontrust.org.uk or 0141 353 4321 to discuss potential options. You can continue to access the guidance here.

Together for Our Planet fund deadline: 18 November
Ahead of COP26, we’re running a National Lottery funded programme to help communities across the UK take action on climate change.
Together for Our Planet is open for applications for projects that will take action on food, transport, energy, waste and consumption, natural environment and more to tackle climate change. Applications close at 5pm on Thursday 18 November.
We’re offering from £1,000 to £10,000 of National Lottery funding to support communities across the UK to take action on climate change. We’ll be prioritising smaller groups, that haven’t been funded in the past, and in places that could be hit hardest by climate change. Our web page has the full criteria for Together for Our Planet.
Projects should reflect what matters to your community and can be small in scale. They could cover an area like: food, transport, energy, waste and consumption, the natural environment.

You do not need to be an expert in any of these areas to apply. We’re particularly interested to hear from people starting to think about taking action on climate change in their communities.
For more information please go to:-  https://bit.ly/3178OgJ


Funder of the Week

Go See Share Fund Opens for Applications (Scotland)
The grants of between £1,000 and £3,000 are made available through Go See Share fund which is being supported by the National Lottery through Creative Scotland. The grants will enable recipients to undertake trips or facilitate remote meetings in order to gain knowledge and insight, build relationships and share these positive outcomes with the creative community within Scotland.

Who can apply?
This fund is targeted at supporting individual artists and creative practitioners, representatives of arts organisations and creative businesses who work in the creative industries. Applicants must be based in Scotland. National Companies and Creative Scotland Regularly Funded Organisations are not eligible to apply to this fund.
Application timeline

  • Applications are now open - our key dates are as follows:
  • Closing date for applications: Midday, Tuesday 16 November 2021
  • Decisions: w/c 10 January 2022
  • Your proposed activity should take place: between 1 February and 28 June 2022
  • Creative Scotland Sharing event: Date to be confirmed 
  • The closing date for applications is midday on the 16th November 2021.

Useful Links:
Application Guidelines


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