Engage Daily Update - 12 August
The Scottish Government is supporting the development of Scotland’s Third Sector Tracker, a new panel survey initiative which will give us regular insights into the experiences, views, and concerns of third sector organisations across Scotland. SCVO is leading the development of the Tracker with support from the Scottish Government, the William Grant Foundation, and the National Lottery Community Fund. The Tracker is being run by an independent research company called DJS Research.
SCVO and DJS research are looking for experienced staff working in charities, community organisations and social enterprises operating in Scotland to share their experiences by becoming a member of the Scottish Third Sector Tracker.
We are writing to all the TSIs to request your support in promoting the opportunity to participate in the Tracker to organisations in your network. It is really important that the Tracker represents the different sizes, locations, and specialisms of organisations across Scotland’s third sector, so that the results will be as representative and informative as possible. Accordingly it would be great if you could share this information with third sector organisations in your area.
What will it involve?
Every three months for the next 18 months, members of the Tracker will submit a small amount of information about their organisation’s current situation via an online survey. The survey will only take a few minutes to complete. These details will be anonymised and then aggregated alongside the responses from all the other Scottish Third Sector Tracker members. The data will provide clear and up-to-date picture of the health of the third sector in Scotland. Results will be published and shared across the sector, ensuring that this is a resource that can be accessed and used by all.
How to get involved:
Organisations that are interested in becoming a member of the Scottish Third Sector Tracker can click the ‘Register interest’ button below. They will be asked to give a few organisational details, and then a DJS researcher will contact them for a welcome call.
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Find Your Brand Voice: A Brand Definition Workshop for Common Good Organisations - 26 August
As part of our ongoing Business Support Programme, Engage Renfrewshire has enlisted brand strategy specialist, Adam Piggot, to deliver his Brand Definition Workshop, 'Find Your Brand Voice’, for local organisations.
The workshop will take place via Zoom on Thursday 26 August. The session will open at 9.15am, and the workshop will run from 9.30am-1pm. It’s completely free of charge, and in all, eight places are available.
This workshop has been developed specifically for social enterprises and common good organisations. It’s designed to help you stand out, engage and connect with the people you need to reach.
Funder of the Week
The GC Gibson Charitable Trust
Application is only by online form, which is open yearly just before the 1st August to around the end of August. Please make sure your project falls within the criteria below before applying. When we close the process we will provide no notice and you will no longer be able to access the form to submit.
Focus for 2021
Our August online application process is now in its 9th year and the focus is staying the same.
We will support capital or product purchases for UK registered charities in the areas of education, of social inclusion, and of physical and mental health for all ages anywhere in the world. We will give 10 grants of up to £4,000. The projects that we support should have a maximum cost of £20,000 ie we will not offer a small contribution to a large project.
Please keep it simple and enjoy doing it. In simple terms it is likely that short applications do better. If we want more information we will contact you. You will be informed in October of our decisions. Please do not chase us and we cannot answer any questions.
You can contact us by email only on firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information on the fund please go to:- https://www.gcgct.org/#apply