Engage Daily Update - 04 March
Support for Individuals
Support for Organisations
Right across the voluntary sector, organisations have moved faster and further than ever with digital change. But with squeezed budgets and stretched capacity, it can be very hard to know where to start. Here John Fitzgerald of SCVO covers 10 steps you can try now, that require no additional budget, just a small amount of time which will be paid back in spades.
The aim of People's Postcode Trust is to support smaller charities and good causes in the Scotland to make a difference to their community for the benefit of people and planet. Find out more and apply here.
SCVO - Device Refurbishment Support Fund seeks to increase the number of free devices available by building the capacity of voluntary and community sector organisations that have an established programme of collecting, refurbishing and distributing pre-loved devices.
Perinatal and Infant Mental Health Small Grants Fund - As part of the Scottish Government’s commitment to improving perinatal and infant mental health, a Small Grants Fund will open for applications in May 2021 for third sector organisations and local groups that support the mental health of parents, carers, and infants.
Funder of the Week
The Allen Lane Foundation
On their website, as do other funders, The Allen Lane Foundation provides examples of those who have been successfully accessed funding by way of case-studies. The case-studies provide a great opportunity for those considering to submit an application to Allen Lane on what they will consider offering funding to. The case-studies cover the who the group are, who they have set up to benefit, how they will work with people to benefit their lives, how much funding they have been offered and how they will use that funding. For more information these go to:- https://allenlane.org.uk/case-studies/
An example of this is:-
Norwich International Youth Project
This charity supports around 150 young asylum seekers and refugees across Norfolk – with a large proportion aged between 18 and 25. Many of the young people arrived as Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Children and have little family or other support, and some young adults are in shared accommodation that has been made available for asylum seekers whilst the UK is under COVID lockdown restrictions. Support is provided with drop-in activities, groups, and English classes. The young people benefit from interaction and support from trusted adults, and through peer support and friendship with others who are in a similar position.
At the October 2020 meeting, Trustees agreed funding of £4,000 per year for two years. The grant will help with the costs of rent for the spaces used for the weekly group sessions. Overall outcomes for the asylum seekers and refugees involved include improved English, improved wellbeing and resilience, and better access to opportunities and further education and employment.
Intergenerational Practice involving Good Food - two dates in March
You are invited to take part in FREE training providing practical tools, tips and techniques on intergenerational practice involving good food and bringing generations together.
Volunteer Edinburgh are carrying out a survey to determine the impact of Covid on those who require support to volunteer due to a disability or health condition. If you are a volunteer centre staff member, volunteer manager, referrer or support worker who works with supported volunteers, it’ll take less than 5 minutes