Engage Daily Update - 02 February
Engage Daily Update - 02 February

Engage Daily Update - 02 February


Firstport  & Engage Renfrewshire
Funding Spotlight Session on The Adapt & Thrive Fund

Wednesday 10 February 2021
3.00pm  to 4.30pm


Adapt and Thrive is open to charities, community groups, social enterprises, and voluntary organisations looking to the future and opportunities post Covid. We have only a limited number of places available for this session

Book here

Support for Individuals

SPT have advised that some ScotRail services have been reduced to reflect current lower demand while sustaining services for key workers and essential travel.

ScotRail Timetable Change

ScotRail has advised that further timetable changes may be made as essential journey patterns emerge (especially those which relate to hospital workers) and that these changes will be posted on the ScotRail website and social media site in coming days.


Support for Organisations

We have been made aware of an offer of excess hand sanitizer from UWS. If any organisations would benefit from this at this time please get in touch with Barbara Munro at UWS 


Funder of the Week

Sainsbury Family Charitable Trusts
How To Apply
Most applications will not secure a grant because the amount of funding requested from the trusts greatly exceeds the funding available.
The trusts only fund registered charities or activities with a clearly defined charitable purpose. None of the trusts directly supports individuals, education fees or expeditions.

These trusts will consider applications if they match their areas of interest: Alan & Babette Charitable FundHeadley TrustJerusalem TrustJJ Charitable Trust and Three Guineas Trust.



Just launched this week is The Promise Partnership from Scottish Government, to be adminstered by the CORRA Foundation. This sees an investment of £4m from Scottish Government intended to deliver change in line with Scotland’s commitment to creating capacity in the care system to #KeepThePromise and provide holistic family support.

Funding of up to £50,000 will be available to help organisations create capacity, adapt approaches and work towards cultural shifts and collaboration across the care system. These changes must reflect what is important to care experienced children, young people and families.

The closing date for applications is: 
12 noon on Monday 1st March 2021.

Further details and next steps can be found


Online Events/Training

Join us in celebrating Children’s Mental Health Week from Feb 1-7

Our Children is delighted to be working across the voluntary and public sector to be promoting the theme: Express Yourself 

  • Tell us how you’re marking Children’s Mental Health Week; tag @RenEdHWB and @EngageNews1 on Twitter 

Contact info@engagerenfrewshire.com for more info. Thanks for supporting and promoting Children’s Mental Health at this increasingly crucial time.


New services from Scottish Families

Holding On Project
This project is led by Nicole Darrochl. This project centres around supporting families who have a loved one who has experienced an Non Fatal Overdose (NFO) or their loved one is at significant risk of having an NFO. This project is intensive family support aimed at supporting the loved one to prevent any future NFO’s. We would anticipate her service would be aimed at the families who appear In your NFO data shared from the ambulance service and/or other agencies. If you feel you have families that would already benefit from this service you can refer them to us through our secure online portal selecting family support and in the “basic background info” highlight that the family have experienced NFO. The family member being referred will have to consent to the referral and this forms part of the referral process.  Nicole would very much welcome the opportunity to virtually attend any team meetings to promote her service wider and provide an opportunity for a Q&A session.  Please contact Nicole direct for any queries. nicole@sfad.org.uk
National Young Persons Family Support Group
We are running a new national support group for younger people (16-25) impacted by a parent's substance use. The group runs fortnightly on a Thursday evening from 6-7pm. The next group will be 4th February.  If you would like additional information on this service you can contact the young person family support lead Claire Wadsworth via email Claire@sfad.org.uk.  If anybody has a young person that this service would be suitable for and they have consented to referral, they can also be referred through the online portal selecting family support and in the “basic background info” highlight it is for young person’s group support. 
You can access our referral portal here - https://www.sfad.org.uk/professionals/referral

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