Engage Daily Update - 15 November
Engage Daily Update - 15 November

Engage Daily Update - 15 November







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Social Enterprise Day 

This week as part of Social Enterprise Day we, and Renfrewshire Social Enterprise Network (RenSEN), are celebrating the crucial role of social enterprise in the Renfrewshire economy. Today’s feature is from Kairos Women+ who have developed so much since they started in Johnstone just 4 years ago
Read the blog here



Funding to Boost Visitor Attractions & Experiences During the Winter (Scotland)
To support the recovery of the tourism industry in Scotland following the Covid-19 pandemic, the Scottish Government’s Days Out Incentive Fund – Covid-19 has re-opened to boost visitor attractions during the winter months. The Fund aims to boost regional investment and address challenges of low demand, help businesses remain viable and to rebuild consumer confidence by subsidising the cost of a ticket to visitor attractions, day tour excursions and outdoor wildlife and adventure activities. Successful applicants will be awarded funding to apply promotions of up to 50% off the cost of a ticket, up to the maximum discount value of £20 per ticket. The fund will be administered by VisitScotland. The deadline for applications is 5pm on the 30 November 2021.

Funding Available for Green Projects (UK)
Delivery company DPD has announced that grants of up to £2,000 are available through its Eco Fund. The fund is open to anyone but schools and educational facilities across the UK working on green projects with their students and start-up companies working on developing environmentally friendly products are particularly encouraged to apply. Previous projects supported include Hinckley Academy, which received £1,000 to purchase seven recycling bins for the school canteen area. The bins in the canteen area allowed pupils to segregate waste, reducing the amount of waste going to landfill. Applications are reviewed monthly and there are no application deadlines.


Funder of the Week 

The Leche Trust is a grant making charity that provides funding of up to £5,000 to UK registered charities, public authorities or institutions in the areas of the Performing Arts and Conservation.
The priorities for Performing Arts are:

  • Excellence in professional performance;
  • The production and performance of new work;
  • The development of young, professional artists aged 18 or over.

The Trust does not have an application form but each application to the main grants programme should be accompanied by this single page cover sheet here which includes your consent to us holding your personal data for the purpose of processing your application [data privacy].

Trustees meet three times a year to review applications. In 2022 the meeting dates, and the deadlines for submitting applications, are:

  • Spring meeting - Thursday 17 March
  • Deadline Friday 28 January
  • Summer meeting - Wednesday 8 June
  • Deadline Friday 29 April
  • Autumn meeting - Wednesday 9 November
  • Deadline Friday 23 September

For more information please go to:- http://www.lechetrust.org/


Flu and COVID Vaccines


The NHSGGC & Scottish Ambulance Service Mobile Vaccination Unit is coming to Ferguslie Park on Tuesday 16 November 2021.   
Located at Ferguslie Sports Centre, 106 Blackstoun Road, Paisley, PA3 1EX the drop in vaccination clinic is open from 10:00am – 5:00pm. 
Who can attend the drop in?
Flu vaccinations are available for anyone 70 years of age or over. You will also be offered COVID booster vaccination if you are more than 6 months from your 2nd dose.
1st dose COVID vaccinations are available to everyone 12 years or over, and as a 2nd dose to anyone 18 years or over who has waited at least eight weeks since their 1st dose,
Please visit www.nhsinform.scot/covid-19-vaccine for information on eligibility.
We will be operating on a first come first served basis and there will be a set capacity each day.
Don’t worry if you can’t make it.  You can call 0800 030 8013 to make an appointment at one of NHSGGC community clinics, or visit NHSGGC : Drop-In Vaccinations for details of drop in clinics available elsewhere.

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