Engage Daily Update - 15 June
Engage Daily Update - 15 June

Engage Daily Update - 15 June


Funding Drop In

Our Funding drop-in is this Tuesday 15 June, 2.00pm to 3.30pm. Community Capacity Development officer Stuart Miller will be on hand to answer any of your funding questions. No need to book a time slot.
Zoom link
 Meeting ID: 867 5557 2984
Passcode: 598572


Support for Individuals

Minority Ethnic Matters Overview -14 June 
Journalist request - intergenerational  friendships and befriending story
Looking to interview a range of people, including those from befriending societies where more formal intergenerational projects and relationships take place (mainly interested in one-on-one befriending projects), and those who have close friends from a different generation.  
Could you please get in touch with her if you have any intergenerational stories/connections you would like to share? There needs to be at least 20 years difference. 
Examples of her work can be seen here https://www.victoriajlmiller.com/features-and-interviews.  
Please email her directly and get in touch by the 20th of June. Her email is victoria.miller@city.ac.uk


Support for Organisations

TFN - June 2021

Royal Bank of Scotland - free presentations to groups to raise the awareness of scams and how not to fall a victim.
The presentation covers the current climate and some top tips and hints about to stay safe. The presentation lasts about 45 minutes and then time for Q&As
They are free to everyone, impartial and informative.
If you would be interested in having one of these talks at one of your meetings please contact Ann McKie - ann.mckie@rbs.co.uk


Online Events/Training

Kick Start - Employers Briefing - 23 June
Are you an employer in Renfrewshire that could create a job opportunity for a young person aged 16 yrs-24yrs and in return receive £1500 per placement and wage subsidy?

Join Renfrewshire Chamber, Renfrewshire Council & Developing Young Workforce (West) to explore how Kickstart and Renfrewshire’s Young Person Guarantee programme can support your business goals.

As an employer you can attract funding by creating an opportunity for a young person to join your team.

Laura Neill, Assistant Economic Development Manager (Employability) from Renfrewshire Council will give an insight into the benefits for companies utilising the Kickstart Scheme and highlight the benefits of working with Renfrewshire Council as a Gateway Organisation. 
Bob Davidson, Director of Developing the Young Workforce West Region will outline the Young Person’s Guarantee Pledge.
Why attend?
Gain an understanding of the financial & employability support currently available to you as an employer in Renfrewshire.
Register your interest to receive a wage subsidy and £1500 to create a post.
Understand more about the Young Person’s Guarantee Pledge.   

To register your online place please book with Laura Connor: lconnor@renfrewhsirechamber.com


The Rees Jeffries Road Fund Grants - Grants and bursaries of between £5,000 - £25,000 are available for research, education and community projects with the aim of promoting and securing better and safer roads in terms of design, engineering and aesthetics including enhancements of the experience of road users. Funded activity includes courses leading to qualifications related to traffic engineering and transport planning, research projects and programmes or schemes to improve the highway network and the roadside environment, for example roadside parks and open spaces.


Funder of the Week

The Newby Trust

The Newby Trust (the “Trust”) funds local, regional or national charities registered and operating in the UK within the broad categories of education, health and social welfare

The Trust is more likely to fund smaller or medium-sized charities with an annual income of less than £1,000,000.  In general, only charities that are invited to apply will be considered for a grant.

Please send an email to info@newby-trust.org.uk if you would like to bring the work of your charity to the attention of the Trust.  Due to the number of enquiries received and limited staff time, the Trust regrets that it is only able respond to introductory emails if the Trust wishes to take the enquiry to the next stage.

The current aims of the Trust’s education programme are to enable people to benefit from educational opportunities and to support excellence.  Within the over-arching aim, the Trust wishes

  • to enhance educational opportunities for children and young people through the funding of extra-curricular activities
  • to support the personal development of children who need extra help to enable them to benefit from education
  • to nurture ability and talent at all ages

Social Welfare
The aim of the social welfare category is to improve people’s quality of life in disadvantaged communities.  The Trust’s broad objectives in this category are to:

provide small grants for short-term emergency relief
improve social support for disadvantaged groups
support cultural and physical activities to improve wellbeing

For more information please go to:- https://www.newby-trust.org.uk/charities/

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