Engage Daily Update - 11 November
Launching soon - Community Mental Health and Wellbeing Fund
Engage Renfrewshire has received funding from the Scottish Government to be distributed by us, locally. The intended outcome of this Fund is to “develop a culture of mental wellbeing and prevention within local communities and across Scotland with improved awareness of how we can all stay well and help ourselves and others”. The overarching aim of the Fund is to support community based initiatives that promote and develop good mental health and wellbeing and/or mitigate and protect against the impact of distress and mental ill health within the adult population.
We have arranged very informal virtual information session to chat about the fund on 18 November at 2pm. Book now on Eventbrite
If you would like to record an interest in this fund, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Support for Individuals
Support for Organisations
Evaluation Support Scotland (ESS) and the Scottish Community Safety Network (SCSN) - 23 November
How to use learning from the pandemic to design better partnership working
(This is an event for those in member organisations of Community Safety Partnerships only)
Scotland's Winter Festivals
2021/2022 Small Grants Fund
Our 2021/2022 Multicultural Scotland's Winter Festivals (SWF) small grant program is open for applications for St Andrew's Day and Burns Night events. Up to £1,500 is available to organisations to hold events on the following days:
- St Andrew's Day: Friday 26 to Tuesday 30 November 2021
- Burns Night: Friday 21 to Tuesday 25 January 2022
With support from the Scottish Government, the small grants fund is available to Scotland’s diverse ethnic and cultural minority community organisations to deliver bespoke multicultural celebratory events that are open to the public to attend. These events will enable everyone not only to experience the dynamic and invigorating nature of Scotland’s cultural and ethnic diversity, but also to supporting equal participation and enhancing our resilience and inclusive national identity, as citizens of Scotland, while we recover from the pandemic.
The deadlines for getting your applications in are:
- Friday 19 November 2021 (for St Andrew’s Day events) or
- Monday 17 January 2022 (for Burns Night events).
We look forward to your application and celebrating these festivals together!
Funders of the Week
Inspired by COP26 event in Glasgow in November 2021, we have put together a list of potential grant funding opportunities available to voluntary organisations for environmental projects and causes. This is not a comprehensive list, more an overview of the main funders we would say to have a look at.
TCV (The Conservation Volunteers): The Chestnut Fund Small grants up to £350 are available to local voluntary groups for volunteer conservation and practical work to encourage bio-diversity and public access to the natural environment. Discuss your application with your local TCV office first. Apply any time.
Transport Scotland: eBike Grant Fund Grants up to £25,000 are available to community groups for projects that will promote and trial ebikes as a sustainable alternative to car journeys. The fund can be used to cover the cost of ebikes, etrikes, ecargo bikes, cargo bikes and trailers, tandems, adapted cycles, and trikes. Apply by 3 December.
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