Engage Daily Update - 06 October
Engage Daily Update - 06 October

Engage Daily Update - 06 October


Renfrew YMCA is having an opening day on the 22nd October 2021, and would love to show you around their newly refurbished building

There are three visiting slots available throughout the day with 10 spaces in each.
Please see below links to book in. If you are not available on this day and would like to visit on an alternative day please contact Renfrew YMCA 


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RenSEN Newsletter 5th October 2021

Scots are being warned over fake coronavirus passport scam text messages and emails sent by fraudsters. The Scottish Government launched the vaccine passport system last week as the NHS Covid Status app went live for people to download. However, people are now being warned to stay vigilant over scammers sending bogus texts and emails inviting people to click links to fake Covid passports.
See article here (Daily Record Website)

Community Safety Media Monitor

Scotch Whisky Action Fund - Round up of Event to Share Key Learning and Experiences


Online Events

Renfrewshire Employability: better understand local employability initiatives and what they offer young people
In Renfrewshire there are currently 1,035 young people seeking employment . Numbers were at 1,505 in August 2020 compared with 810 in August 2019. While it's easy to see that COVID has had a significant impact on youth unemployment, in Renfrewshire we have also seen the highest decrease in youth unemployment thanks to implemented measures and effective partnership working. But there is still more to do.
You are invited to attend a one hour session on Wednesday 27 October at 11am-12pm on Teams, aimed at anyone delivering services for young people, employability practitioners and business leaders. You will hear from Invest and Engage about what’s available, when and for whom. We’ll cover:

  • Young Person’s Guarantee (YPG) employer incentive scheme
  • YPG portal
  • YPG volunteering
  • Saltire Awards

You’ll gain a better understanding of each of the current programmes, what they offer and how to get involved. Plus there’ll be an opportunity to ask questions of your own. Please register via Eventbrite https://tinyurl.com/rmr688r5 and a MS Teams link will be sent to you on Monday 25 October. For further info contact info@engagerenfrewshire.com
We look forward to welcoming you to the session.


Funding to Support Rural Business Start-Ups (UK)
The Prince's Countryside Fund, in partnership with Forest Holidays, is offering financial support to rural entrepreneurs planning to launch a start-up business in the countryside. 

A total of £5,000 is available from the Rural Start-Up Fund to be awarded to one winning business or shared between a number of rural start-ups in the UK.

Successful applicant(s) will also receive mentoring support from a relevant expert in the Forest Holidays team. Related areas of expertise include but are not limited to agriculture, animal care, environmental conservation, equine, farrier, food production, forestry, landscaping, land-based engineering and Land Management.

The closing date for applications is 12pm on the 25 October 2021.
For more information 

Grants to Support Music Making (UK & Ireland)
To recognise the vital role music plays in uniting communities and improving wellbeing, Music for All has opened a new round of Community Project Funding for projects and initiatives across the UK and Ireland seeking to bring music to their community.
The funding is aimed at community groups and schools that need assistance to fulfil their potential in developing truly sustainable music programmes. This round will award musical instruments or grants of up to £2,000 for five different types of projects:
•    electric guitars and/or ukuleles;
•    analogue synthesisers;
•    community choirs;
•    projects making a contribution to local communities and diversity;
•    educational establishments nurturing talent in children aged between 11-16 in underprivileged communities.

The deadline for applications is the 29 October 2021.
For more information 

We are encouraging families to get outside in October and have hours of fun with our Autumn Path Days campaign
Running for the whole of October, ahead of the COP26 Glasgow - Climate Summit 2021, we have gathered some simple but effective ways to help families discuss and tackle climate change and nature loss to show we all can play our small part to address these big problems.

We have a feature on easy ways families can tackle climate change together by walking to school, using their 20-minute neighbourhood, looking after their local paths and reporting path problems. Plus, sharing their #AutumnPathDays activities far and wide with their nearest and dearest and in our competition too.

Read our 5 fun ways families can tackle climate change together to help you reduce your carbon footprint one step at a time.
Autumn Path Days - Paths for All | Paths for All


Money Guiders Network

In June, the Improvement Service launched a new learning network in Scotland called the Money Guiders network. It aims to support a wide range of individuals across all sectors that deliver any form of money guidance. They may be in the voluntary, third or public sector and money guidance may only be a small part of what they do. Money guidance just means talking to others about money worries. This could involve giving individuals information or helping them get expert advice.
This network is one element of a wider ‘Money Guiders’ programme which seeks to help organisations and practitioners deliver money guidance well throughout the UK. It aims to be a place for money guiders to come together for peer-to-peer networking and finding out about other learning opportunities.
The Money Guiders network in Scotland has also organised a series of free online events for those who provide money advice in the voluntary or third sector, and the IS wanted to make sure that you and your members were aware of these opportunities.  In the coming months, and into the new year, we are going to be running three wellbeing sessions, provided by Money Advice Scotland, specifically for Money Guiders in Scotland. The first, on 12 October, is an overview of their wellbeing project, which, along with several tips, will talk about some of the tools available to you. There’ll also be an opportunity for you to share what works for you or others you support. This session introduces two longer free workshops which will be run early in December and during January. These will cover ‘Stress Management and Resilience’ and ‘Protecting Your Wellbeing’.
You can find out more about the upcoming workshops and how to sign up for them here: Improvement Service (Money Guiders network) Events | Eventbrite
Visit the Improvement Service website to learn more about the Money Guiders network or you can join our online community: https://khub.net/web/money-guiders-network

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