Engage Daily Update - 11 January 2022
Engage Daily Update -  11 January 2022

Engage Daily Update - 11 January 2022


Support for Indiviuduals

A round up of some of the latest Community Safety stories in the press/media

Classes starting soon with Ferguslie Learning Centre

  • Computing
  • Social Care
  • Allotment Gardening (starts 1st Feb '22)
  • Childcare
  • Criminology: Crime Scenes
  • Health, Wellbeing & Lifestyle*
  • Health & Safety in Construction

News, Training and Events from Generations Working Together

Minority Ethnic Matters Overview - 10 January 

RAMH - What's on January 2022

POP News No. 39 

GCVS - Fire and smoke alarms - changes to the law

Free Bus travel for under 22s

NHSGGC issues urgent public A&E appeal as staff struggle to cope with demand 


Support for Organisations

Social media trends for charities to watch in 2022

Generations Working Together - Nominate your project for our intergenerational excellence awards!


Talk Money Week

Following on from the success of their benefit take up week last November, Renfrewshire Council’s Advice Works Service and Renfrewshire Citizens Advice Bureau are again working together to make sure everyone in Renfrewshire is making the most of their money, this time by helping with debt and money worries. From 17th to 21st January, they are offering appointments to go over your finances and check whether they can help you manage or reduce your outgoings. Appointments will last at least 60 minutes and will take place by video or over the ‘phone. 
If you have clients who are worried about their bills, budgeting or are in arrears with repayments and could benefit from one of these appointments, please let them know that they can book an appointment here https://advicerenfrewshire.youcanbook.me or by calling Renfrewshire Citizens Advice Bureau on 0141 889 2121 or Advice Works on 0300 300 1238 and asking for a Talk Money Week appointment.


Mental Health Improvement Training and Capacity Building Calendar: January - June 2022 

Training Calendar

Booking Form



ArtRoots Funding for the National Cycle Network in Scotland
Constituted community groups can apply for grants of £2,500 for projects which will make artistic and aesthetic improvements along the National Cycle Network in Scotland, with the ultimate aim of encouraging more people to travel by bike or foot. Sustrans’ Scotland ArtRoots Fund encourages the showcasing of local talent and expression for youngsters through their arts, and encourages local communities to shape their local environment and become more active. Applications from non-constituted groups will be considered, as will grants of £5,000 if applicants can demonstrate that higher funding will lead to a significant increase in new active travel journeys. Funding rounds typically run every two months. Community groups are encouraged to submit an expression of interest at any point in the year.

Grants for Urgent Structural Repairs to Churches 
Listed and unlisted Christian places of worship, of any denomination, can apply for a grant towards the cost of urgent structural repairs.
Grants of between £10,000 and £50,000 are available for projects costed at more than £100,000 including VAT. Also considered are projects that introduce kitchens and accessible toilets to enable increased community use where the cost is more than £30,000 including VAT.
All grants will represent a maximum of 50% of the project cost.
Applications from the Trust’s priority areas of the North East of England, Northern Ireland and Wales are encouraged. Funding is made available by the National Churches Trust under the Cornerstone Grant Programme.
The next deadline for applications is midnight on the 7 March 2022.

Music For All - December 2021 Award Session
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 three different types of projects: electric guitars and/or ukuleles; analogue synthesisers; and projects to benefit those with neurological conditions such as Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. The deadline for applications is the 28 January 2022.


Funding Campaign 2022

Ever wondered what other people applied for when they have successfully accessed funding?

Over the next few weeks we will profile a funder and include some info on who they have previously funded. Hopefully this will help you out when deciding whether to apply of not. 

National Lottery Community Fund 
Vision Reconnect
£102,229 to Perth and Kinross Society for the Blind on 27 July, 2021
This group will use the funding for a worker who will work alongside visually impaired people re-connecting them with their local communities by developing and facilitating user-led community-based activities. This will be done through 1-1 meetings and the establishment of peer led support groups that will be based in different areas the initial focus will be on building social connections. View full grant details



Modern Apprenticeships at Renfrewshire Council


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