Engage Daily Update - 11 October
Scotland’s next census will be held in March 2022
This census will be a digital first census and we want to encourage as many households in Scotland as possible to complete it online. We would like to invite you to one or more of the online events listed below, to give you information on how the census will be delivered and how you can help get messages and support to those groups you already support in other ways, to ensure they can take part in the census and be counted.
Each online event will last no longer than 30 minutes and we invite you to register for the relevant event by clicking on the link below.
- Wednesday, 27 October 2021 14:00 – 14:30 Parents of young children
- Wednesday, 3 November 2021 11:00 – 11:30 Black and Minority Ethnic (BAME)
- Wednesday, 10 November 2021 14:00 – 14:30 Veterans
- Wednesday, 17 November 2021 11:00 – 11:30 Older people
- Wednesday, 24 November 2021 11:00 – 11:30 Digitally excluded/ High deprivation
- Wednesday, 1 December 2021 11:00 – 11:30 Gaelic Speakers
- Wednesday, 8 December 2021 11:00 – 11:30 People with disabilities
- Wednesday, 15 December 2021 11:00 – 11:30 Rural areas and islands
- Wednesday, 12 January 2022 11:00 – 11:30 LGBTI
- Wednesday, 19 January 2022 11:00 – 11:30 Young people not living at home
If you require any additional information, please do not hesitate to get in touch – Scotlandscensus@nrscotland.gov.uk
Support for Individuals
At Vegetarian for Life, a charity committed to supporting older vegans and vegetarians, we have launched a Self-Advocacy Guide to help empower those in care struggling to get their voices heard.
The guide details the laws and regulations that support the rights of people receiving care. It supports individuals to understand how they can ensure that their values and beliefs are respected in care settings.
We have completed a version of the guide for each constituent country of the UK. Copies of the guide can be downloaded here or hard copies can be requested by post.
If people that you support are struggling with issues related to respect and dignity in care, we hope that this resource may be of some use to them.
- Maintaining Wellbeing
- Building Resilience
- Introduction to Suicide Prevention
Volunteer Managers' Forum 28 October 2021
Join the Renfrewshire Volunteer Managers' Forum on October 28th. This session will be digital and held via Microsoft Teams.
This forum we will be discussing Trustees Week, International Volunteers Day in December as well as exploring inclusive volunteering practices.
Click here to sign up
The Glasgow FlightPath Fund is now accepting applications
We take great pride in the active role we play in the communities near the airport and are delighted to report that hundreds of community groups and charities have benefited from our funding programme, the Glasgow Airport FlightPath Fund.
The FlightPath Fund’s committee, which includes elected representatives from each of the four local authority areas, will meet on Thursday 11 November during COP26 to consider all applications made and to allocate any agreed financial support.
Application forms can be downloaded below and returned via email only to firstname.lastname@example.org. The closing date for applications is Friday 29 October.
FlightPath Application Form FlightPath Guidelines
A valid bank statement and proof of bank details is required in order that an award payment can be made. These must be supplied within 30 working days of the receipt of the award letter or email sent by the Fund’s administration team. Failure to do so will result in the award being rescinded.
Victim Centred Approach Fund
Please see a news release issued last Thursday announcing the Scottish Government’s new Victim Centred Approach Fund, which will invest at least £30 million over the next three years to better help victims of crime.
The fund will open for applications from third sector organisations, community interest companies and public sector bodies, including local authorities, later this month. Organisations considering applying to the fund are able to register their interest now.
More information on the Victim Centred Approach Fund and how to register interest is available on the Scottish Government website.
If you have any questions, please contact VCAFund@gov.scot
Funder of the Week
Community Active Travel Grants Paths for All’s Community Active Travel Grants supported by Transport Scotland
Our funding provides communities throughout Scotland with the resources they need to create, promote, and maintain their own community led active travel projects which increase people’s knowledge about sustainable transport choices available to them.
This can include:
- Encourage and support more people to walk, wheel, and cycle for everyday journeys.
- Improve communities’ health and wellbeing by getting people more physically active.
- Reduce the negative environmental impacts of climate change To be eligible for funding, your project must demonstrate how it will make it easier for people to choose to walk and cycle when making short everyday journeys, for example, to shops, school, work or connect to public transport links.
We will give priority to projects that actively engage communities and volunteers in:
- Promoting and signposting active travel routes.
- Improving and developing routes that will make it easier to walk, wheel, and cycle when making short everyday journeys.
- Maintaining active travel routes and ensuring that they are accessible.
Who can apply for our grant?
Our grant scheme is open to any constituted community group in Scotland who have their own bank account. Community organisations and registered community charities such as community councils, development trusts and community woodland groups working in Scotland can also apply for our funding.
How much can you apply for?
You can apply for a grant of up to a maximum of £3,000.
Key dates and deadlines Please send us your expression of interest by the 17th of October 2021. Our Community Active Travel grant will close for applications on the 7th of November 2021. Successful applicants must complete and return their final project report by 30 April 2022 to email@example.com
For more information please go to:- Paths for All Grant Management (grantsforall.org.uk)
Scottish Government Consultation
Scottish Government is inviting views on two recently launched consultations which aim to strengthen rights of people living in adult care homes to maintain connection with family and friends. The consultations relate to the delivery of ‘Anne’s Law’, a commitment outlined in the Scottish Government’s Fairer, Greener Scotland: Programme for Government 2021-22.
The commitment builds on a programme of work to enable people living in adult care homes to maintain family and friendship connections. The two consultations are outlined below. We want to hear from as many people as possible to shape the proposals – including people who live in adult care homes, their families and friends and care home providers and staff.
1. Adult care homes: strengthening Health and Social Care Standards – opened 16 September and closes 15 October
The consultation seeks views on the Scottish Government’s proposals for strengthening the Health and Social Care Standards to enable people living in adult care homes to maintain family and friendship connections to support their health and wellbeing. A four week period has been proposed for the consultation and we are inviting responses until Friday 15 October. This is because we wish to support early implementation of new Standards ahead of any proposed legislation in support of Anne’s Law. The consultation can be found here:
Adult care homes: strengthening Health and Social Care Standards - Scottish Government - Citizen Space (consult.gov.scot)
2. Consultation on Anne's Law: proposals for adults living in care homes to maintain family and friendship connections - opened 24 September and closes 2 November
The consultation seeks views on the Scottish Government’s proposals for delivering Anne’s Law in primary legislation, to ensure that people who live in adult care homes have rights to see and spend time with the people who are important to them. A five week period has been proposed for the consultation and we are inviting responses by Monday 2 November. This is to align with work on developing the National Care Service Bill (NCS), a possible mechanism for Anne’s Law.
The consultation can be found here:
Anne's Law: proposals for adults living in care homes to maintain family and friendship connections - Scottish Government - Citizen Space (consult.gov.scot)
21 October 2021, 09:00-10:30am: Click here to register
26 October 2021, 09:00-10:30am: Click here to register