Engage Daily Update - 06 December
Engage Daily Update - 06 December

Engage Daily Update - 06 December


Start of the journey – new groups  

Thinking about starting up a community group, a charity, or something else? There are different structures to choose from. It depends on what you want to do and which one suits your group the best.  

  • Unincorporated association 
  • Community Interest Company 
  • Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation  
  • Social Enterprise 
  • Charitable Unincorporated association 

For more information on this go to our webpage where you will find our quick guides  


Support for Individuals

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Funder of the Week

The Youth Music Recharge Fund offers grants of up to £90k (max £30k per year) to boost organisations in their post-Covid recovery

This core funding programme is for established not-for-profits who support children and young people to make, learn or earn in music. ‘Not-for-profit’ includes registered charities, charitable incorporated organisations, community interest companies, constituted voluntary groups, and co-operatives. It is open to new, existing, and previous Youth Music grantholders. It will help people and organisations to recharge from the effects of the pandemic. We will invest a total of £1,750,000 across England, Scotland, and Wales.
The deadline for applications is 5pm Friday 14 January 2022.
Recharge draws on our own research about the impact of COVID-19. It responds to the most pressing needs that projects told us about:

Mental health and wellbeing – 2020 and 2021 have impacted the mental health and wellbeing of staff, volunteers and young people.
Income security – public funding is set to decrease in coming years as the economy transitions after COVID-19 and Brexit.   

By ‘Recharge,’ we mean to move forwards after the effects of the pandemic, in both a wellbeing and a financial sense. Around 40 grants will be made to organisations to improve capacity, capability, and wellbeing.
How much can I apply for?
You can apply for up to £90,000 in total, to a maximum of £30,000 per year. This is a one-off funding round made possible thanks to players of the People’s Postcode Lottery. If you are successful, we reserve the right to offer you a lower or higher amount than you have requested.
How long does the funding last?
The funding period should last between one and three years.
For more information please go to:- https://youthmusic.org.uk/recharge-fund


The new Graduate Career Advantage Scotland (GCAS) initiative has now launched

The programme, part of the Young Persons Guarantee scheme and funded by the Scottish Funding Council, is designed to provide opportunities for recent graduates based in Scotland who may find themselves unemployed or underemployed, through access to high quality internships and tailored careers support.  

Please help GCAS reach 2 groups:

Recent graduates in Renfrewshire – to raise awareness of the scheme and encourage signing up to the Talent Pool


Local Employers – to encourage registering interest and gaining access to high quality graduates and tailored support for projects

Key criteria for graduates are:

  • Based in Scotland
  • Graduated in the past 2 years
  • Available to start work almost immediately – unemployed or employed in a role that does not fit into their future career plan
  • Aged 29 or under
  •  Open to international graduates but participants must have the right to work in the UK for the duration of an internship

Introduction to GCAS

Key messages to Graduates

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