Engage Daily Update - 06 April
Engage Daily Update - 06 April

Engage Daily Update - 06 April


Active Communities Survey

Active Communities is a community-led organisation that develops and delivers fun, innovative programmes across Renfrewshire and the surrounding areas.

We have started the process of taking the Old Police Station in Johnston into community ownership and funds are in place for a phased renovation and extension. Plans would incorporate, amongst other things, a community hub which would rent office space to local organisations and businesses sensitive to the Active Communities Vision, and a training hub offering learning opportunities to local people.

Clearly the use of office space right across Scotland (and beyond) has significantly shifted in response to the Pandemic and the momentum towards working from home. Though there is still demand for space, the nature of that demand has changed and we need to make sure that our existing ideas and plans are appropriate once lockdown eases.

This survey is to better understand the nature of the demand for space in the Old Police Station from people who might be interested in working in the building, both from a local and regional perspective, and also from groups who may travel for a unique away day experience.

Active Communities - A Vision for the Old Police Station post Covid 19 Survey (surveymonkey.co.uk)


Support for Individuals

Renfrewshire Carers e-bulletin

Scam Share Update

Renfrewshire Council Health and Wellbeing Newsletter

11 tips for a morning routine that support mental health

NHS GG&C Mental Health Snippet


Support for Organisations

Renfrewshire Chamber of Commerce - March eNews

GCVS Monthly Bulletin



Tudor Trust - Online applications are go! Tudor Trust have updated their funding guidelines - no major changes but more clarity.  Open for online applications now

Shared Scotland - The Creative Breaks programme provides 12 month grants to third sector organisations to develop and deliver short breaks projects and services for carers of adults (aged 21 years and over), and young carers (caring for children or adults), and the people that they care for


Funder of the Week

The funder of the week is The Cadogan Charity.

The Trust gives grants to recognised national charities, with particular reference to charities based in London and Scotland. They give under the categories of animal welfare, education, conservation and environment, military, medical research and social welfare.

Fund award sizes
Average: £30,473 Annually awarded: £2,285,500
Notes on award amounts: Annual total and average from 2019 accounts. Grants varied from £1000 to £500,000.

Who can apply
Registered charities in London or Scotland.

How to apply
Submit a request saying how the funds could be used, what would be achieved, and how this would add to public benefit.

More information on this fund
10 Duke of York Square, London, SW3 4LY


Disability Assistance Videos

What to expect from Disability Assistance (videos)

This year, the Scottish Government will start delivering the new Scottish disability benefits, starting with Child Disability Payment which will be introduced in the pilot areas of Dundee, Perth and Kinross and the Western Isles from this summer.
Following a series of public presentations which took people through the new disability benefits system that is going to be introduced in Scotland, the Scottish Government has produced some short videos covering a range of topics related to the Disability Assistance rollout.
Some of the videos that form part of this fantastic resource are available now and can be accessed via Vimeo. The rest of the suite will be made available soon.
The videos cover topics such as: 

  • The new application form for Disability Assistance
  • Passported benefits including the “blue badge” scheme
  • Assisted vehicles and other entitlements linked to disability benefit entitlement 

The Scottish Government hopes that these fully accessible videos will be a useful resource that will help you and your clients to understand the changes that are coming to Disability Assistance in Scotland this year.
If you have any questions regarding these videos, please contact socialsecurityprogramme_briefingandevents@gov.scot



Ubuntu Women's Shelter - Various Opportunities 

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