Engage Daily Update - 10 September
Today is World Suicide Prevention Day
The latest suicides statistics showed that in 2018, in the UK and Republic of Ireland, more than 6,800 people died by suicide. Every life lost to suicide is a tragedy.
And we know that suicide is preventable, it’s not inevitable.
The Samaritans are working to make suicide prevention a priority, and help raise awareness about how we can each support each other better.
Find our more on their website
Support for Individuals
The Community Development team at SRC have designed a Google Forms document which anyone offering to help, in relation to new Afghan arrivals in Scotland, can register their offer of support. We will use the collated information to create a database of a co-ordinated support network for new arrivals.
Please also direct this to anyone keen on registering their willingness to participate in the support network, where they can outline which services and support they are able to provide, detailing which part of the country they are in.
The form can be found here: Support Network for Afghans arriving in Scotland (google.com)
Support for Organisations
Mammoth £100,000 lotto boost will help Paisley's Tannahill Centre continue its good work – Paisley Daily Express
Hundreds of people will be given the chance to volunteer at the Tannahill Centre thanks to a fantastic lottery grant. The centre, at the heart of the community in Ferguslie Park, has received £100,000 from the National Lottery Community Fund. It plans to use the money to continue supporting people who want to make a difference in the community. The community hub has already recruited and supported people to start projects including community gardens, family events and festive celebrations like the much-loved Community Advent Calendar held every Christmas. The Tannahill Centre has been at the forefront of the community response to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Generations Working Together Webinar - 20 September This meeting invites Nancy Henkin a Senior Fellow with Generations United to share her vast knowledge and experience on how to build intergenerational communities. Ageism, age-segregation, and silo-ed service delivery systems have limited our ability to work together to build communities that are good for growing up and growing older. New programs, policies and practices are needed that intentionally foster a sense of generational interdependence, promote lifelong contribution, and encourage organisational alliances rather than competition for resources.
Audio Content Fund Opens for Applications (UK)
The Audio Content Fund has launched a new funding round. A total of £330,000 is available to fund independent producers making high quality, public service content for UK commercial and community radio. Supported by the Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport the fund aims to support programming that is traditionally more difficult to support on a commercial basis (such as documentaries, comedy, drama, events). Applications can be for content in a variety of formats, but bids must come with a guarantee of broadcast on an Ofcom-licensed UK radio station or network of stations. The closing date for applications is 5pm on the 04 October 2021.
The MSE Charity has announced that its grants programme has re-opened for applications. The MSE Charity gives grants to not for profit organisations that deliver activities that make a lasting impact on how people think, behave and manage their money. In this funding round, grants of up to £7,500 are available for projects focused on building financial capability skills and assisting groups that support people going through life-changing transitions such as bereavement, redundancy, retirement, relationship breakdown, homelessness, offenders and resettlement.
Potential applicants are asked to complete an Eligibility Quiz and read the Guidance Notes prior to application.