Engage Daily Update - 14 July
The Scottish Government’s Volunteering Support Fund
(also see Funding section below)
IFP are also hosting a series of online information events where any organisation can come along, hear more about the fund and ask any questions they may have.
Click the links below to sign up:
The Volunteering Support Fund team are also happy to contribute to any staff meetings or events you may have scheduled around funding so please feel free to get in touch at VSF@impactfundingpartners.com and one of the team can discuss it with you.
Engage Annual Survey
To help with the evaluation and ongoing development of our services, we would like to ask you some questions about your experience of working with Engage Renfrewshire.
Please complete the survey and share with your colleagues/contacts:
Engage Annual Survey Link
Support for Individuals
NHS GG&C - Joining in with Sensory Differences Website
Everybody experiences the world around them in different ways. Sometimes how your brain understands information from your senses can make it difficult to join in with every day activities. This page contains resources to help you understand sensory processing and how you can support your child or young person. You can choose the resources that are right for you. There are videos you can watch, video scripts you can download and read (you can translate these or use a screen reader if you need to) and sensory questionnaires you can complete. There are also downloadable booklets, videos and information you can explore.
Support for Organisations
If you’re looking for new funders for your service or project, book a free 1:1 funding search session with Engage by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. We use a range of online resources to identify new and eligible Trust & Grant funders, to fit your specific criteria. Additionally we hold regular funder spotlights so you can ask direct questions of your funders, and twice-annual funding fairs to showcase multiple funders in one session.
Want to know more about who’s doing what in Renfrewshire? See our online Membership Directory and search under activity, keyword or postcode area for information on services and how to contact them.
Harold Hyam Wingate Foundation (UK)
The Foundation supports projects, institutions and activities in the following areas: Medical Research Travel grants; Jewish Life and Learning; Performing Arts; and Music. Applications are invited from smaller charitable organisations only; the Trustees will not consider approaches from large charities who are well represented on the High Street or their local branch offices. The next deadline to apply is the 17 September 2021
Funding for nature projects in Scotland
The Nature Restoration Fund is a new £1 million programme funded by The Scottish Government. It will support a mix of urban and rural-focused projects, such as improving greenspace for outdoor learning, green active travel routes, planting of wildlife corridors and natural flood management. The closing date for application is midnight on 27 July 2021
Funding available to recruit and support volunteers
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