Engage Daily Update - 03 June
It's Thursday of #VolunteersWeek already and we have some more wonderful Volunteer stories to share today! Today we’re hearing from members Shopmobility Paisley & District, RAMH REstore and Paisley Barbell Club, be sure to check our facebook and follow the hashtag #VolunteersWeek #RenferwshireVolunteers to see the stories. Our thanks to all our members for submitting thus far.
Don’t forget you too can share your volunteer thanks but emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, this could be a thanks for your organisations’ volunteers, or for a volunteer in your life, or a neighbour who supported you throughout the last year. We’ll be sharing these messages from Friday so get involved now!
Support for Organisations
HIS: Community Engagement Webinar 16th June
The next Community Engagement webinar takes place on Wednesday 16 June at 2.00pm and will see a number of presenters speak on ‘Supporting engagement: the development of national guidance and a framework to support practice’.
This webinar focuses on two important recent developments for involving people in the planning and delivery of health and social care services.
In March, Scottish Government and COSLA published ‘Planning with people’, guidance for NHS Boards, Integration Joint Boards and Local Authorities to support effective collaboration and meaningful engagement. It sets out the responsibilities each organisation has to community engagement when services are being planned, or changes to services are being planned, and supports them to involve people meaningfully.
The Second development, ‘The Quality Framework for Community Engagement’, is being developed by Healthcare Improvement Scotland and the Care Inspectorate and is aligned to this guidance.
Please sign up using the Eventbrite link: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/supporting-engagement-tickets-156933328811
Cycling Scotland has announced that its Cycling Friendly Secondary Schools Development Fund has re-opened for applications. The fund is open to applications from Secondary Schools in Scotland who can apply for grants of up to £4,000 to improve their cycling facilities and opportunities for pupils and staff to travel to school by bike
Volunteering Matters are inviting local groups of volunteers to apply for funding of between £50 and £250 to run environmental activities in Scotland’s green spaces. Funded by NatureScot, Action Earth grants can be used for planting projects, and wildlife habitat creation and will cover costs such as plants, tools, materials and volunteer expenses. Priority will be given to activities that improve the health and wellbeing of deprived local communities; and involve disabled and vulnerable people or young people at risk of exclusion.
Funder of the Week
When looking through the website of any funder it is always worth taking the time to look over their frequently asked questions (FAQs). There is lots of information in there that will help you out when completing an application form, or actually finding out if you should apply. In RS MacDonald’s FAQs section they cover things such as:-
- How long will it take for a decision on my application?
- Do you offer multi-year funding?
- Do you fund charities with large levels of reserves?
To more questions that will help with your decisions to apply please go to:- https://www.rsmacdonald.com/our-grants/faq/
Scottish Recovery Network Update
A new future for mental health
We are excited to introduce the Scottish Recovery Network’s 3 year Strategic plan which outlines how we will work with others to create a recovery focused mental health system that is powered by lived experience and embraces peer support. Our approach is to work with a wide range of people and organisations at a local and national level to deliver collaborative recovery projects. From this we will share experiences and learning through our communications, by developing resources and delivering learning opportunities and events.
Peer2Peer development programme launches!
In line with the strategy we have launched the new Peer2Peer development programme. We are currently looking for groups, organisations and services in Scotland interested in developing peer support approaches to mental health and wellbeing. For more details on how to get involved in this free collaborative opportunity book a place at our information session on the 22 June 2021 https://bit.ly/3oYDo43
Generations Working Together - Intergenerational working with animals
We are delighted to invite you along to this animal and intergenerational themed session where we will explore intergenerational work with animals. We hope you can come along on Wednesday 9th June 2021, 10:00am - 11:30am
Our guest speaker is Rhona Dorrington from Kibble who has been actively involved in HenPower. Rhona will be talking about the project that she is involved in at Kibble and the possibilities of intergenerational work with animals. HenPower is a national initiative which aims to tackle loneliness and isolation, specifically in the older generation, through arts activities and hen-keeping. It also recognises the therapeutic benefits of human/animal interaction.
We will also offer some case studies and ideas for you to consider if you would like to get involved in this type of intergenerational activity.
We have observed that some of our network have brought along their pets to meetings and we would like to extend the invitation for you to bring along your pets.
A zoom link will be sent to you the day before the event if you sign up. Sign up here: Intergenerational Work with animals If you are finding it difficult to sign up let me know and I will assist you.