Engage Daily Update - 02 March
Engage Daily Update - 02 March

Engage Daily Update - 02 March


Paisley YMCA are seeking new members to help shape and develop the strategy and activities of the association in Paisley to further support young people and the wider communities across Renfrewshire.  
Members are a key part of the organisation as they vote who will be trustees of the charity and hold board members to account regarding the aims and objectives of the YMCA.  
Members are asked to attended a minimum of three board meetings per year. Membership is open to all, and only your time and skills are sought as there is no financial commitment
Click here to register for membership 


Support for Individuals

Minority Ethnic Matters Overview - 1 March 2021

Scam Share Bulletin from Trading Standards Scotland - 25 February 2021


Support for Organisations

National Cyber Security Centre's Web Check Service 
Web Check checks your websites for common web vulnerabilities and misconfigurations. The checks are designed to impose low load on your sites and to avoid damaging them. The service is offered free of charge to eligible organisations.



Standard Life Foundation are now welcoming applications. 
The funding is intended for strategic work, including policy work, campaigning and research, which has the potential to improve financial wellbeing at a national scale.
The Foundation is interested in funding projects that examine and promote measures to:

  • Increase incomes for those on low-to-middle incomes.
  • Ensure people have an adequate safety net, building savings and assets.
  • Reduce the cost of living, making sure those on lower incomes are not paying more.
  • Address issues related to spending and borrowing, particularly where it becomes problematic.

There is no minimum or maximum size of grant, but typically grants range between £10,000 and £200,000, with most being between £50,000 and £120,000 in total. The funding may be spread over one, two or three years, and sometimes shorter periods, for example six months.

More information and eligibility criteria here

Funder of the Week

Funder of the week is The Allen Lane Foundation.
The Allen Lane Foundation is a grant-making trust which was established in 1966.  His family are involved in the running of the trust – two of his granddaughters are Trustees.

They award funding for charitable purposes across the UK.  Our focus is on funding ‘unpopular causes’ and we currently make grants towards seven specific beneficiary groups.   In January 2019 we launched a new funding programme – Social Cohesion.  More details can be found here.
The overall aims are to: make a lasting difference to people’s lives; reduce isolation, stigma and discrimination; and to encourage or enable unpopular groups to share in the life of the whole community.

They aim to fund: 

Applications received from now, until the early part of April, will be considered in the round leading up to our June 2021 meeting. 
Please apply as soon as you are ready – we process applications all the time.  
For more information on the funder please go to:- https://allenlane.org.uk/


Online Events/Training

Voluntary Health Scotland - Exploring Enablers and Barriers to Uptake of the COVID-19 Vaccine Wednesday 10 March, 10am- 11.30am

Senscot - What to look out for with lease agreements - 11 March. The webinar will help you understand some of the legal jargon and demystify a lease, understand the negotiation process and more

Free half-day training on Intergenerational Practice Involving Good Food offered by Generations Working Together on either 16 or 30 March. The half-day (10am to 2pm with breaks) training provides practical tools, tips, and techniques on intergenerational practice involving good food and bringing generations together.

Voluntary Health Scotland - Covid-19: Impact on Communities and Priorities for Recovery Wednesday 17 March, 10.30am- 11.30am

NEW TRANSFORM: Leadership for Today programme with John Armstrong (On Track Training & Coaching) starts Thurs 18th March 12pm-1:15pm for 3 weeks. Offered by Renfrewshire Chamber of Commerce FOC to members. These interactive workshops will look at The Adaptive Leader, The Caring Leader & The Resilient Leader.

Renfrewshire Volunteer Managers' Forum - March Session Tuesday 23 March, 2pm - 3:30pm

Voluntary Health Scotland - Evidencing the Change - for any third sector organisation or commissioning body interested in exploring the type of evidence third sector organisations typically collect to show how they contribute to tackling inequalities.
Wednesday 24 March, 10am- 12pm

NEW Scottish Refugee Council and Scottish Parliament - Political education for New Scots - 25 March - Join SRC and the Scottish Parliament to learn more about refugee voting rights and what your vote means ahead of the May election 

Engage Virtual Funding Fayre - 30 March at 10am - Funders attending include Paths For All, Corra Foundation, Gannochy Trust, Renfrewshire Council.


Scottish Disability Golf

Inaugural Championship
The SDGC are inviting players from any country to compete as part of a team in our new Championship in Scotland. The fully funded curlers will play over a week in November at several venues across the country. 
Get in touch to find out more information about the funding, event and the teams structure.

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