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Engage Daily Update - 08 December
Engage Daily Update - 08 December

Engage Daily Update - 08 December

08/12/2021




The next step is to then decide who will be on the management committee, how many people and what kind of talents or skills do you need.

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

 

Support for Individuals

Ferguslie Learning Centre - Courses starting in January
 

Funding

Funding for Community Radio Stations
Community radio stations can apply for funding to help support the core costs of running licensed community radio stations. Grants can be awarded to support management costs; fundraising to support the station; administration costs; financial management & reporting; community outreach; etc. Although there is no minimum or maximum grant level specified, the average grant awarded in the past has been around £14,000. The closing date for applications is 5pm on the 07 January 2022.


Grants of up to £20,000 Available to Charities to Supporting Vulnerable People (Scotland)
Registered Charities in Scotland can apply for grants of between £1,000 and £25,000 for one year projects to support disadvantaged people and people suffering social exclusion. This can include people suffering homelessness, abuse, mental health or poverty, or secondary disadvantage such as debt issues, learning disabilities, illiteracy, lack of employability skills or health issues; etc. To be eligible, charities will need to have an income of below £1 million per annum. The funding is being made available through the Bank of Scotland’s Reach Programme. The programme is due to re-open for applications from 12 noon on the 06 December until 12 noon on the 16 December 2021.
 

Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust - Power and Accountability Programme
The next closing date for applications to the Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust - Power and Accountability Programme is the 28 March 2022. The funding is available to support projects that challenge how power is concentrated, shared and used and how it is changing through globalisation, new technology, new channels of communication, extreme inequality and other factors. Specifically, the Trust wants to support people to create a world in which power is more equally shared, and in which powerful institutions are more accountable to wider society and aligned with the long-term public interest. To apply, organisations need to register with the Trust's grants management system. The deadline to register for this funding round is the 11 March 2022.

SRC Recovery Seed Fund
The Scottish Recovery Consortium is thrilled to announce the launch of the Recovery Seed Fund, a fund that aims to help smaller, newer or less-developed Lived Experience Recovery groups & orgs develop to become more efficient, confident and sustainable.

Applications Re-Open for the Co-op Community Fridge Fund
The Hubbub Foundation, in partnership with the Co-op, has re-opened the Co-op Community Fridge Fund to build on their existing network of Community Fridges around the UK. Grants of £4,000 are available to support an additional one hundred not-for-profit organisations across the UK to establish new Community Fridge projects and help redistribute surplus fresh food within deprived communities. Donations are provided by local food businesses, producers, households and gardens, saving food from going to waste and bringing people together. Hubbub will also provide support, guidance and resources to help organisations establish their Community Fridge. Closing date for applications is 01 February 2022.

 

The Poverty Alliance - Benefit Cap Surveys

For many families, the benefit cap has caused great hardship, including the inability to afford essentials like food and heating, reliance on foodbanks, and has forced many into problem debt. That’s why, in January 2022, the Poverty Alliance are launching a campaign to scrap the benefit cap. To help us do this, it is important that we find out how people have been affected by the benefit cap and evidence its adverse impacts.
 
We are conducting two surveys on the impacts of the benefit cap. Both surveys take around 5-10 minutes to complete. Both surveys close on 11 January.  We will be in touch soon with information about the campaign itself.
 
Survey 1: Effects of the Benefit Cap – Survey for Organisations
This survey is open to any organisation in Scotland or across the rest of the UK who work with or have worked with anyone affected by the benefit cap. You can find the survey here. We would be very grateful if you could fill in the survey and please do share with any organisations in your network who would be in a position to fill in the survey. Feel free to also share the survey online.
 
Survey 2: Effects of the Benefit Cap
This survey is open to anyone who is or who has been personally affected by the benefit cap. We would be very grateful if you could share this survey with any networks or individuals you work with who might be willing to share their experiences – please use the below text:

Have you been affected by the benefit cap?
The Poverty Alliance are conducting a survey on the impacts of the benefit cap – which limits the total amount of income a person can receive from means-tested benefits to no more than £20,000. (You can check which benefits are affected by the cap at www.gov.uk/benefit-cap.)
 
For many families, the benefit cap has caused great hardship, including the inability to afford essentials like food and heating, reliance on foodbanks, and has forced many into problem debt.
 
That’s why, in January 2022, we are launching a campaign to scrap the benefit cap. To help us do this, it is important that we find out how people have been affected by the benefit cap. Your opinion matters to us.

So, if you have been affected by the benefit cap, please fill in our survey. It only takes 10 minutes and will really help us make the case that the cap should be scrapped. The survey will close on 11th January 2022.
 
We won’t share your responses with anyone without your permission. If you have any questions about the survey, please don’t hesitate to contact Suzi at suzi.murning@povertyalliance.org.

 

Change Up Exhibition Invitation

Yesterday was the Change Up exhibition, showcasing the achievements of phase 2 of this important project, tackling emotional wellbeing and coercive control in relationships, for young people.

If you missed it, the good news is that the exhibition is on until Dec 11. If you’d like to hear what local young people are saying, please book using the link on the attachment and pop in.

 

 

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