Engage Daily Update - 16 June
Support for Organisations
Phase 3 of Connecting Scotland launched this month and you can now make applications via the website. The Connecting Scotland project aims to support individuals with no access to devices or the internet to get online during the pandemic.
Culture Organisations and Venues Recovery Fund: Round 2
This fund is part of the package of COVID-19 support established by the Scottish Government to help support organisations that are vital to the cultural life of Scotland and require funding to help prevent insolvency and/or significant job losses due to the impact of COVID-19. It covers the period 1 April – 30 September 2021
Performing Arts Venues Relief Fund: Round 2 This fund is to provide performing arts venues in Scotland with emergency funding that will allow them to remain solvent, will support the return of staff from furlough, and will provide support for new artistic commissions from freelance artists
Grants of up to £5,000 Available to Not-For-Profit Theatres to Carry Out Essential Works. The Theatres Trust has launched a £100,000 small grants programme for not-for-profit theatres to carry out essential works, particularly improvements to buildings that protect theatre use and remove barriers to participation and attendance.
Holiday Grants for Disadvantaged and Disabled Children
Schools, youth groups, not for profit organisations and charities can apply for grants of £500 to £2,500 to support recreational trips or holidays within the UK for groups of disabled or disadvantaged children (aged 13 or under). The grants can cover up to two-thirds of the cost of a holiday or trip lasting one to seven days. Applications will be accepted until the 13th August 2021, for day trips taking place between 1st July and 30th September 2021. Applications must be made at least six weeks before the trip or holiday is due to take place.
LGBT Youth Scotland developed the LGBT Domestic Abuse Project in 2007 to raise awareness of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people’s experiences of domestic abuse and to support mainstream services across the gender-based violence and related sectors to develop inclusive policies and practices. We believe that every LGBT person experiencing domestic abuse has the right to receive a supportive service response regardless of which service provider they access. We know from our research and engagement with LGBT survivors that many face significant barriers to accessing support. We want to reduce those barriers by supporting professionals from across the domestic abuse and related sectors to develop the skills, knowledge, and confidence to proactively include LGBT people in their services and to better respond to their needs.
To achieve this, our LGBT Domestic Abuse Project aims to develop new digital training that will offer a blend of e-learning and interactive training. We want to ensure that the training is fit for purpose and responds to the learning needs of professionals who work directly and indirectly with domestic abuse survivors.
That's where you come in...
Whether you work in a domestic abuse or gender-based violence service, or a related field such as housing, health, criminal justice, advice services, or education; by taking part in this consultation, you will be helping us to understand the learning needs of cross-sector professionals. It should only take 10 - 15 mins to complete and we won’t ask you to identify yourself or the organisation you work for. The ideas, comments or questions you share will inform the content and delivery approaches of the new training.
We will also deliver a short report outlining the findings of the consultation which will be available in the summer. Keep an eye on our twitter for more information - @lgbtDAproject
You can access the consultation survey here: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/lgbtDAlearningNeedsConsultation
CCPS (Coalition of Care and Support Providers in Scotland) is conducting a survey. Its purpose is to gather some clear, up-to-date evidence to link COVID experiences and recovery with the pressing need for more and better family support, in the hope that the Scottish Government can be persuaded to include a specific commitment about family support in the Programme for Government.
The survey consists of 4 questions – asking families to score 1 to 10. Closing date is Friday 2 July.