Engage Daily Update - 10 December
Engage Daily Update - 10 December

Engage Daily Update - 10 December


Recover Better – Stand up for Humanity

Today marks the celebration of the adoption of the United Nation’s Universal Declaration of Human Rights.  The theme focusses on the impact of COVID-19 and the need to address the inequalities that have emerged as a result of the pandemic.  We at Engage Renfrewshire are taking stock of the Renfrewshire community response to the crisis and asking that all of our partners continue to show the resilience and creativity that has targeted those most in need as we approach 2021.  
Read Gozie's blog for an insight intohery experience of coming into post at the New Buddies’ Network Officer days after our office shut to comply with government guidance

World Human Rights Day - Blog Engage
10 facts about human rights


Support for Individuals

Police Scotland - Shop Safely Online - only complete mandatory fields on forms


Support for Organisations

Don't forget it's Christmas Jumper Day tomorrow! Wear your best festive fashion and support Save the Children. You can donate on our Just Giving Page here

GCVS Weekly Update

SCVO Digital Guide to Help you Thrive



Keep copies of your application with all your other documentation. This ensures that if/when you receive funding you can go back to this to confirm that you are about to spend the money on what you told the funder. If you have waited a couple of months to get a response, it is good just to go over the application again.

If you have any questions or want to know more then please contact us on info@engagerenfrewshire.com

Applications Re-Open for Fund Aiming to Tackle Violence Against Women and Girls in Scotland - After being paused due to the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the Delivering Equally Safe Fund has now re-opened for applications

Feminist Review Trust - Grants are available for projects that transform the lives of women

Happy Days Children's Charity - supports organisations and groups who work with children who have additional needs. Our aim is to help as many people as we can by funding trips, experiences, respite breaks and group activity holidays for those who need them most

Lush Charity Pot funding - supports the work of smaller organisations, particularly those not afraid to deal with complex issues.  A strong focus on social change but can support e.g. work with refugees


Funder of the Week

This we have highlighted BBC Children In Need’s Small and Main Grants. One of the questions they ask is:-

Describe the disadvantages experienced by the children and young people you will work with using our funding, and specifically how this disadvantage impacts their daily life. Please tell us about the disadvantages which children and young people you work with experience. We know that disadvantages come in many forms.

They could include:

  • Illness, distress, abuse or neglect.
  • Any kind of disability.
  • Behavioural or psychological difficulties.  
  • Living in poverty or situations of deprivation.

In your answer, we want you to tell us what you know about the children and young people you work with.

  • Whilst statistics can be useful, they often do not show how well you know the children you work with.  
  • We also want to know how this disadvantage impacts children and young people. Make sure you describe how the disadvantages they experience affect their lives.

Before applying always read through the guidance  https://www.bbcchildreninneed.co.uk/grants/covid-19-funding-streams/


Online Events

Alliance Scotland - National guidance for child protection – revised: presentation and discussion - 08 January We are hosting a two-hour event  from 9:30 to 11:30. Following our last Advisory Group and discussion on the national guidance for child protection refresh


Venture Trust are adapting personal development support during COVID-19

Venture Trust continues to support people across Scotland struggling with issues such as long term unemployment, recovery from addiction, homelessness, isolation, involvement in the criminal justice system in Scotland, and a history of trauma or harm.

Venture Trust has adapted the delivery of their outdoor personal development programmes to provide service support for:

  • Criminal justice: programmes focused on rehabilitation and reducing offending throughout Scotland
  • Employability: programmes for young people facing hardship and disadvantage in Scotland
  • Veterans: programmes for ex-service personnel struggling with civilian life
  • Wellbeing & personal development: programmes that significantly improve people’s mental, emotional and physical wellbeing, relationships and use of local support and services

In line with Government and public health guidelines, we have developed a programme format that is compatible with the current COVID-19 related restrictions. We’ve focused on designing delivery for small groups of participants within their local authority restrictions – so minimising travel, transmission risks, adhering to best practice and the Scottish Government’s current guidance in these areas whilst retaining our unique approach to training and engagement.

Please find out more: Our COVID-19 response (venturetrust.org.uk) 


Accord Hospice - 12 Days of Christmas 

Lots of prizes to be won and more to be revealed!

At midnight on the 12th, our team will close the books and begin the task of putting all of the names into the prize draw!

To be in with a chance, all you have to do is buy a bauble at the link below and your name will be put forward! It's really that simple!

Click here to buy your bauble: https://www.accordhospice.org.uk/product/christmas-baubles/

You can purchase as many baubles as you wish, with all proceeds going directly to ACCORD, and at only £5, it's a great chance to win some amazing goodies and support ACCORD!

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