Engage Daily Update - 05 February
Engage Daily Update - 05 February

Engage Daily Update - 05 February


Voluntary Health Scotland conduct survey exploring enablers and barriers to uptake of the COVID-19 vaccine

Voluntary Health Scotland is conducting research to help ensure equitable distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine, among all those who need it and would like your help to complete this short survey

We would like to identify who you think the vulnerable demographics are who for a range of reasons may not access the vaccine, even if they are offered it. We would like to identify what those barriers to accessing the vaccine are as well as what can act as an enabler to increase vaccine uptake.

We would also like to hear what organisations think about the public facing communication so far regarding the vaccination programme and how this could be improved?

We are also interested in hearing about the role of the voluntary and community sector is already playing in supporting the vaccination programme, what more can be done and what resources required. The deadline for completion of the survey is: Friday 19th February. If you have any questions or comments please contact: Kiren.Zubairi@vhscotland.org.uk


Support for Organisations

Scotch Whisky Action Fund : the first five years 

During this period the fund made 50 awards totalling over £660,000 to over 40 projects across Scotland. These projects have worked with almost 48,000 people. Please read the introductory sections and then delve into the document to learn more about the projects we have supported and the impact they have had in groups and communities throughout Scotland. Each section starts with a map to show where the projects are located and a page number so you can easily find the projects you are most interested in.
You can access the report here.
Please note, the fund has re-opened for applications. Details can be found here.



The Ryvoan Trust - Funds registered charities with a focus on children and young people, and supporting people with either physical or mental health challenges. Funding may be awarded for either capital projects or ongoing costs


Online Events/Training

Firstport & Engage Renfrewshire - Spotlight Funding Session - 10 February 
Adapt and Thrive is open to charities, community groups, social enterprises, and voluntary organisations looking to the future and opportunities post Covid. We have only a limited number of places available for this session



The Renfrewshire COVID-19 Discretionary Business Grant has been established to support small and microbusinesses in Renfrewshire experiencing the most disruption due to the Covid-19 pandemic, but ineligible for other Covid-19 grant funding support.
In its first phase, it supports:

  • Businesses significantly impacted by the closure restrictions of the retail, hospitality and leisure sectors, including supply chain businesses to Glasgow Airport
  • Businesses significantly impacted by the lack of people in workplaces and town centres such as day-time only takeaways, animal boarding and day care and office cleaning and catering suppliers
  • Businesses providing educational or group activities which are no longer able to happenGrants of £5,000 are available for businesses with a Rateable Value up to £9,999 and grants of £10,000 are available for businesses with a Rateable Value of £10,000 or more.

Businesses must be registered in Renfrewshire for non-domestic rates and the online form sets out the full eligibility criteria. Our business team aim to make payment within five working days of an approved application and please email econdev@renfrewshire.gov.uk if you require further information.

Apply now: Renfrewshire COVID-19 Discretionary Business Grant


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