Engage Daily Update - 03 March
Engage Daily Update - 03 March

Engage Daily Update - 03 March


Nominate a Young Person for The Diana Award

The Diana Award is awarded to young people aged 9-25 years in recognition of social action or humanitarian work.

Young people do not work towards the award, rather they demonstrate their suitability through their actions, without any expectation of reward.

Nominators are asked to submit evidence against five key criteria, designed to demonstrate the nominee’s impact on society as well as their own service journey. These criteria are vision, social impact, youth-led, service journey and inspiring others.

Nominations close Friday 12 March

Further details can be found here


Support for Individuals

Scottish Refugee Council - New Resources to support people working with refugees about their right to vote 


Support for Organisations

Charity Digital - Cyber Security Newsletter
Selection of articles covering:

  • improving/Updating your cyber security
  • the best website platforms for charities
  • how do CRM databases work? 


Enabling Neighbourhoods & Communities Fund

This fund will distribute £500,000 to community and voluntary groups across Scotland who are connecting and supporting people within their community. The Fund aims to reach groups who have strong local relationships and who work to increase social connections and improve wellbeing.

Small grants, usually of £1000 – £2000 (up to £5000*) will be available to groups that are rooted in their community, require a small amount of money, and have received little/or no emergency funding during the pandemic. Funds will be unrestricted to help groups cover running costs or deliver support or activities in their local area over the next 12 months.

For more information visit https://www.corra.scot/grants/enabling-neighbourhoods/

*Applications of up to £5000 may be considered for some groups, where proportionate, if the application demonstrates a strong fit with the criteria and exceptional community need.

The Enabling Neighbourhoods and Communities Fund is a Scottish Government fund administered by Corra Foundation.            



Senior National Development Officer
SCSN (Scottish Community Safety Network)  is the national forum for officers who are responsible for the strategic development of community safety at both local and national level, in the private, public and voluntary sector. 

SCSN is looking to recruit a full-time Senior National Development Officer to undertake projects or programmes necessary for the delivery of strategic priorities within the field of community safety and to lead the development portfolio of the SCSN and to take lead responsibility for delivery of the development plan.

Job Specification

Person Specification

For further information or an application pack telephone 0131 225 8700/7772 or email shona.fleming@scsn.org.uk.

For a confidential discussion about the role please contact hannah.dickson@scsn.org.uk

Car Club Community Engagement Officer
Part-time (16hrs pw): 6 Months
Salary: £27,040 Pro-Rata

LEAP Car Club is a social enterprise based in Renfrewshire which provides low carbon emission vehicles for hire for as little as an hour or as long as required. We are committed to highlighting the social, environmental and financial benefits for communities of shared transport and facilitating lower levels of car ownership and encourage travel by public transport, walking and cycling.

LEAP Car Club is seeking a Community Engagement Officer to assist its delivery of zero-emission Car Clubs in Linwood and Johnstone for Linstone Housing Association through the Energy Saving Trust’s Plugged In Households Programme.

The purpose of the role is to engage with Linstone tenants and the wider community to increase Car Club membership and usage.

Further information and contact details available here


The Analytical Exchange programme

The Analytical Exchange programme matches analysts working in Scotland with voluntary sector organisations requesting help around data, analysis, statistics and research on very short, sharp projects. These can be anywhere between an afternoon to 10 working days. Individuals or small groups of statisticians, economists or researchers then act as analytical consultants to collect and analyse data, solve problems and evaluate impact.

Since its inception in 2012, the scheme has supported projects in over 200 organisations and provided a total of around 800 days of support to voluntary sector organisations. Last year we opened up this scheme up to analysts beyond the public sector. This worked well, with people across a number of private sector organisations participating. So, I’m going to do this again – you just need to let me know about your analytical skills to make sure we match you to an appropriate opportunity.

Most placements were about how to:

  • measure, monitor and evaluate success
  • bring together evidence around a subject, or manage and make sense of data you collect
  • visualise data to communicate messages clearly
  • structure a significant problem

For more information on this please go to:- https://blogs.gov.scot/statistics/2021/02/12/analytical-exchange-2021/

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