Engage Daily Update - 12 July
Scottish Government’s £3.3 million Volunteering Support Fund - now open!
The Scottish Government’s Volunteering Support Fund is now open for applications. The £3.3 million Fund will be delivered on its behalf by Impact Funding Partners over the next 3 years. Organisations can apply for up to £30,000 to March 2024.
The fund is geared towards organisations in Scotland with an annual income of under £250,000. It will enable Scotland’s small to medium sized third sector organisations to recruit additional volunteers who will contribute towards delivering a new volunteering project, or extending/expanding an existing one, and improve how volunteers are supported in their role.
The fund will support organisations to deliver on four key outcomes:
- Increase diversity in the third sector’s volunteer pool, to particularly include people who experience disadvantage or would traditionally experience barriers to volunteering
- Improve governance, leadership and financial knowledge of organisations through the recruitment of skilled volunteers to enhance the third sector's capacity
- Improve organisational capacity to provide opportunities for skills and personal development through volunteering
- Enhance services delivered by organisations to better meet the needs of the communities they serve
A full overview of the fund plus information on how to apply can be found on Impact Funding Partners website: https://bit.ly/3AAqcaT
Find Your Brand Voice - Thursday 26 August 9.15am - 1pm
A Brand Definition Workshop for Common Good Organisations
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.
Synopsis & Learning Outcomes
The workshop introduces Brand Themes and Brand Traits – two simple principles that will help you develop a clear, distinctive and engaging brand voice across all your communication channels.
Find out how to identify the Brand Themes and Brand Traits for your organisation.
Learn how to use them to ensure your message is told clearly, consistently and correctly across all platforms.
Understand how they can help you:
- Assess the effectiveness of your communication strategy and visual presence.
- Guide strategic decisions, align thinking and solve problems in all areas of your organisation.
- Identify three SMART action points that will allow you to integrate Brand Themes and Brand Traits into your organisational practice.
If possible, please have an example of your current communication materials to hand on the day, for use as a reference.
This could be a copy of your logo, a business card, a leaflet, a brochure, the home page of your website, your Facebook page – or anything else you use to connect with the people you want to reach.
If you don’t have an example of your own, alternative reference material will be provided. To Book a place then please go to:- https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/find-your-brand-voice-workshop-tickets-153788207669
Funder of the Week
This week it is the D’ Oyly Carte Charitable Trust
Dame Bridget D’Oyly Carte (1908-1985) established The D’Oyly Carte Charitable Trust in 1972 to support her personal interests which included her enjoyment of theatre, music and gardening, and, in particular, helping disadvantaged and disabled children. Today, the Trust continues her legacy through its three grant programmes:
The D’Oyly Carte Charitable Trust funds United Kingdom Registered Charities operating in the UK in the fields of the advancement of the arts, health and medical welfare and environmental protection or improvement – please read specific areas of interest and priorities for support in our Downloadable Guidelines The Trustees will consider applications for core costs or projects.
How to apply
The Trustees usually consider applications three times a year in March, July and November. The next grant making meeting will be on the 17th November 2021 and the final closing date for the submission of online applications for this meeting is the 13th October 2021. Please read our Guidelines and Exceptions before you decide to apply.
For more information please go to:- https://doylycartecharitabletrust.org/
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