Engage Daily Update - 07 September
Engage Daily Update - 07 September

Engage Daily Update - 07 September


Celebrating Renfrewshire  2021/22 - DEADLINE APPROACHING!
There are only a few more days left to submit an application – the closing date is Wednesday 08 September 2021.  Don’t miss out! 
Celebrating Renfrewshire is a £150,000 fund for young people, by young people. It is available for young people aged 12-25, and groups who work with young people this age, from across Renfrewshire who have an idea to make their community better for them. Schools are also eligible to apply via their parent councils, as long as the project benefits the wider community and not just the school.
The Council has been working with a group of young people to design the funding process (please find updated funding guidance attached) and agree the priorities for this year. They are:

  • Youth Involvement & Participation
  • Sport & Physical Activity
  • Promoting positive mental health & wellbeing
  • Employability & Youth Development
  • New projects in response to Covid-19

Applicants can submit either a hard copy or an online version of the application form together with a 90 seconds video explaining what their project idea is about (optional).
For full details and to submit an application, visit www.renfrewshire.gov.uk/CelebratingRenfrewshire.


Support for Individuals

Minority Ethnic Matters Overview - 06 September

Joy as Tree of Hope is switched on for a brighter future after the immense loss suffered during the pandemic – Paisley Daily Express
A new beacon for a happier future was lit for the first time last night. The Tree of Hope has been garlanded with lights and will now become a permanent symbol on a busy Paisley road. The 25-foot high plum tree stands at the front of Mossvale Community Church in Greenock Road. A crowd of 130 turned up for the switch-on as darkness fell at 8.30pm. People from across the Shortroods area joined the Mossvale congregation as Senior Pastor Hugh Chalk delivered a message of brighter times ahead. The church’s Corinne Watt revealed the lights will come on every night, and the effect will be different as the seasons change.



KFC Foundation - Funding For Projects That Assist Disadvantaged Young People - Grants of between £200 and £2,000 are available for projects which empower disadvantaged young people in the UK to fulfill their potential.

Vodafone are providing free mobile connectivity to support charities in the UK tackle digital exclusion. If you're a charity that needs support for digital inclusion programmes, you can apply for free Vodafone SIMs, each loaded with 20GB data plus unlimited calls and texts to be used over 6 months. You can use these however you like - for example, to help stay in touch with service users, or deliver training to people in need.

The Weir Charitable Trust (Scotland)
The Weir Charitable Trust supports services and projects run by Scottish-based community groups and small charities who are struggling to secure funds through mainstream funders or who have unsuccessfully explored all the statutory sources of funding. Grants of up to £25,000 are awarded for projects that relate to Sport; Health; Culture; Animal Welfare; or Recreational Facilities. The next deadline to apply is 5pm on the 25th February 2022.


Online Events

CARN (Collaborative Action Research Network) is holding its annual international conference, CARNival online from 02 to 10 October 2021, hosted by Dundee.  Last year 32 countries were represented.  It covers the disciplines associated with Education, Communities and Health and Well Being.  Attached are early programmes for the event. You can register for the event from link on this page https://www.carn.org.uk/events/conferences/

Please note that bursaries are available and further information is available from Karen McArdle k.a.mcardle@abdn.ac.uk.   Please note that the registration fee of £30 covers membership of CARN, the international network of researchers,  as well as the conference.

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