Engage Daily Update - 04 October
Support for Individuals
Support for Organisations
Know a business that gives great service, welcomes you with a smile or you love going there? Nominate them for Renfrewshire’s favourite business ROCCO Award.
To nominate your favourite business in Renfrewshire please email email@example.com by 12pm on Wed 6th October. Please include ROCCO AWARD in the subject header. In email please include the name of the business you wish to nominate and why in <100 words and include your own name, address and phone number.
A shortlist will be announced on 8th October with online voting open for 3 weeks after that. The winner will be announced at the ROCCO ceremony on Friday 19th November at the Normandy Hotel hosted by Fred MacAulay.
More info at www.roccoawards.com #2021Rocco
DigiRen Meet Up - October 2021
We are really looking forward to getting everyone together again for the next DigiRen online on Tuesday Oct 26th 2.30-4pm. We have lots to update you on and hopefully inspire you along the way. Fancy dress optional! Please use the Eventbrite link here to book your place.
We have added a new agenda item called "Ask for Help" a great suggestion by Bob at Paisley FM. Where group members have the opportunity to share a digital challenge they need help with. As a group we may be able to work together to offer suggestions or support. If anyone else wants to put in a request for help in please let me know in advance so we can ensure there is enough time for discussion.
The National Churches Trust’s Gateway Grant Programme Opens for Applications (UK)
Grants of between £3,000 and £10,000 are available to listed and unlisted Christian places of worship, of any denomination, across the UK towards developing a church building project. This includes Churches, Chapels and Meeting Houses. Funding can also be used for urgent and essential maintenance and repair projects. The National Churches Trust’s Gateway Grant Programme also offers grants of between £3,000 and £10,000 to local church trusts to fund projects that support organisational development, increase their capacity to support churches in their area. All grants will represent a maximum of 50% of the net project costs. The deadline for applications is midnight on the 13th January 2022.
The Cruach Trust (UK)
The Cruach Trust, which is a small charity, which provides financial support to preserve gardens across the United Kingdom has announced that the next deadline for applications is the 12th September 2022. Grants of up to £2,000 are available to registered or recognised charities, societies, trusts or other bodies. There is a preference for small local and national charities. Previous projects supported have included grants for gardens, wildlife and the natural environment; grants for music, the arts and cultural charities; and grants for organisations working with children, the elderly and vulnerable.
The Better Breaks programme provides 12 month grants to third sector organisations to develop and deliver short breaks projects and services for disabled children and young people (aged 20 and under), and their carers (adult carers and/or young carers).
Funder of the Week
The Hedley Foundation is an endowed grant giving charitable foundation which supports small to medium sized UK registered charities operating across the spectrum of social need.
The Trustees seek to help and improve the quality of life of people in the UK, particularly those from disadvantaged backgrounds. This is achieved by making grants, within budget, to registered charities for the benefit of young people, disabled people, elderly people, the terminally ill and otherwise disadvantaged people and their carers.
Funding Categories are:-
Projects which raise the aspirations or help to realise the full potential of disadvantaged young people. Typically, grants are made to broaden the horizons of young people through sport, adventurous activities, education, the arts, training or sustainable employment. These might include youth engagement initiatives that help counter anti-social behaviours within their communities and activities that help to keep young people away from the Criminal Justice System.
Projects to improve the quality of life of people of all ages with physical and mental disabilities, sensory impairment and learning difficulties.
Supporting the Elderly & Terminally Ill
Projects to help elderly people to maintain a level of independence and projects to support those in the closing stage of life, in hospices or hospitals
Projects to support carers, homeless people, ex-offenders and those about to leave custody.
For more information please go to:- http://www.hedleyfoundation.org.uk/
Celebrating Renfrewshire Fund
Voting is now open for the £150,000 Celebrating Renfrewshire Fund and Renfrewshire’s young people aged 12-25 can vote.
We would like to let you know where we are with the Celebrating Renfrewshire process, ask for your help to raise awareness of it and encourage young people to vote for their favourite projects.
Celebrating Renfrewshire is a fund designed by and for young people, where young people aged 12-25 will have a direct say on which projects are funded in their local area.
Various project ideas were submitted to be considered for the Celebrating Renfrewshire Fund by young people, youth groups and high schools between 18 August and 15 September. 65 applications have now progressed to stage 2 of the Celebrating Renfrewshire process.
Progressing to a stage 2 of the process involves all applications that have met the Fund’s criteria being uploaded to the Young Scot platform. This will allow young people aged 12-25 years have a direct say on which projects should be funded.
A list of all applications (split by Local Partnership area) can be found on the Young Scot’s campaign page for Renfrewshire can be accessed here.
How does the voting work?
Young people are invited to vote using the Young Scot platform. The voting deadline is 12 October.
Each young person aged 12 – 25 years who lives in Renfrewshire, will have 3 votes to cast on project ideas from the local partnership area in which they live in. In order to vote a young person will require a Young Scot number.
If you work with young people who do not have a Young Scot Card, you can email firstname.lastname@example.org for a pack which will contain unique Young Scot numbers for you to give to those young people you work with to allow them to vote. You must state your organisation name and tell us how many young people you require numbers for when you email.
Projects with the most votes per local partnership area will secure funding. Voting results will be announced at the Celebrating Renfrewshire announcement event, which you will receive an invitation to in due course. It is crucial to your success that you encourage the young people that you work with to cast their votes!!
Please do not hesitate to get in touch with us if you have any questions by emailing to email@example.com