Engage Daily Update - 15 October
Support for Individuals
Support for Organisations
The next IN-Ren meeting is taking place on Zoom on 18 October 2021 from 4pm to 5pm.
In Renfrewshire, we are committed to changing the long-accepted inequalities and racism that exists in our systems and service delivery. We need your help. These are sensitive, complex but crucial issues. We’re confident that by working together we can make the changes needed to make life fairer for our minority ethnic communities. To join the meeting please email firstname.lastname@example.org for details
Trustees Week is coming 01 – 05 November
This year we want to showcase great trustees and give thanks to them for their support over the last year. We’re inviting our members to get involved in two ways: by sharing messages of thanks or by sharing a case study of one of their fab trustees.
To help build this content we’ve put together a simple form that you can find here:
If you would like to include a photo of your trustees in action please send these directly to email@example.com after you have completed the above form.
Exchange Visit with InspirAlba
InspirAlba are organising a learning exchange on Monday 25 October and have limited spaces available for Renfrewshire groups, please see info below.
Aim of the Learning exchange – to share learning from the urban and rural context on community growing and food security.
Visits to Fyne Futures: Bute Produce (fynefutures.org.uk)
Renfrewshire Association of Gardeners and Growers
Monday 25 October, If coming from Paisley/Glasgow (7.50 from Glasgow)… Arrive by train to Wemyss bay for 8.42 am
Depart Wemyss Bay 9.05m (Intro to the aims of the Learning Exchange and on board networking on the ferry)
Arrive Rothesay 9.40am (cake and a cuppa to meet and greet)
Tour of Bute Produce and Incredible Edible Bute, collect packed lunch for the boat.
13.05 Depart Rothesay
13.40 arrive Wemyss Bay, travel to Renfrew
Tour of RAGG
Conversation and sharing re community growing and local food security.
Depart 4pm for onward journeys home.
All travel costs covered and lunch provided. To apply just email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Generations Working Together is recruiting for a Funding Bid Writer.
This is an exciting opportunity to work with an organisation at the forefront of intergenerational practice; a diverse and rapidly growing field, of critical importance to both society and the economy. This role is vital to the continuing success of GWT and will involve working with stakeholders in academia, social care and across the political spectrum. The post-holder will help to grow and support the charity by identifying future revenue opportunities from a variety of sources including grants, trusts, foundations and corporate.
Find out more and apply here
In Renfrewshire there are currently 1,035 young people seeking employment . Numbers were at 1,505 in August 2020 compared with 810 in August 2019. While it's easy to see that COVID has had a significant impact on youth unemployment, in Renfrewshire we have also seen the highest decrease in youth unemployment thanks to implemented measures and effective partnership working. But there is still more to do.
You are invited to attend a one hour session on Wednesday 27 Oct at 11am-12pm on Teams, aimed at anyone delivering services for young people, employability practitioners and business leaders. You will hear from Invest and Engage about what’s available, when and for whom. We’ll cover:
• Young Person’s Guarantee (YPG) employer incentive scheme
• YPG portal
• YPG volunteering
• Saltire Awards
You’ll gain a better understanding of each of the current programmes, what they offer and how to get involved. Plus there’ll be an opportunity to ask questions of your own. Please register via Eventbrite https://tinyurl.com/rmr688r5 and a MS Teams link will be sent to you on Monday 25 October. For further info contact email@example.com
We look forward to welcoming you to the session.
Inchinnan Development Trust
June 2019, Inchinnan Community Council had to take a giant step outside its comfort zone to save a much-loved local woodland from private owners and potential housing developers. The village knew what it wanted to achieve but did not know where to begin! “Contact Engage Renfrewshire, they will help you get started” was the advice from local councilor Iain Nicolson. How right he was… Engage Renfrewshire became our new BFF with advice, guidance, and support on what we needed to do, who to contact, and access to training courses to ensure success. October 2021, our village is in the final stages of securing the woodland into community ownership! Thank you Engage! We would not have achieved our community dream without your help.