Engage Daily Update - 16 September
Connecting Scotland - Application process open - employability focus - Unemployed people aged 16+
The Connecting Scotland programme provides free Laptops (Chromebooks) or I Pads with 2 years free wifi and digital support - a great opportunity for those eligible.
This time the focus is on employability and there are over 400 devices and wifi allocated for unemployed Renfrewshire residents aged 16yrs +
Find out how to apply here
Support for Individuals
Tickets for the Wee Spree festival programme for children and families are on sale now at www.thespree.co.uk/the-wee-spree/
Support for Organisations
CARES Conference 2021: Community action to net zero | Wednesday 29 September
Climate change is not a distant far away problem, we’re already seeing the impact here in Scotland. That’s why we need everyone – businesses, communities, industry and individuals – to join us in taking action to achieve Scotland’s Net Zero Targets.
Join Local Energy Scotland as it takes its annual conference online to find out what communities have been doing to tackle the climate crisis through their involvement in renewable energy projects and how these are benefitting their local communities.
Find out more about how your community can transition to net zero with the support of the Scottish Government's Community and Renewable Energy Scheme (CARES). With a keynote speech by Michael Matheson MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Net Zero, Energy and Transport.
Find out more
Renfrewshire HSCP are working in partnership with RAMH, St. Mirren FC and other organisations to set up this year’s Annual Memorial football tournament held in Ferguslie to celebrate the memory of those we have lost to suicide. This is a 5-a-side tournament for ALL, to raise awareness of suicide and show support for all those looking for help and advice around their own mental health.
*STILL SPACES AVAILABLE*
Understanding Paternal Mental Health training
While being a new parent (or getting ready for your second, third or fourth child) can be one of the greatest things, it’s also tough at times - for every mother and father. No-one escapes the exhaustion, sleep deprivation and change in family relationships and routine. Everyone struggles at times. Over the past 10 years in Scotland we’ve seen a growing interest in supporting new mothers and their infants, matched by a real commitment from government, the NHS and voluntary agencies to improve the services we offer.
But where is dad in all of this and how do we support him?’
Thursday 16/09/21 - 2pm
Friday 17/09/21 - 10am
Wednesday 22/09/21 - 10am
Or contact firstname.lastname@example.org or Nicola.email@example.com for more information.
Introduction to Skills Development Scotland (SDS) for parents and carers of S1 pupils- Wednesday 29 September 2021
Want to know more about SDS career information, advice and guidance support for your young person throughout their time at school? Join our careers advisers Lesley and Gordon to hear about SDS, the role of SDS careers advisers in schools and information to support career planning. The online session will also introduce our careers web service My World of Work, which has a dedicated area for parents and carers.
Parents and carers can register for our session here.
Grants of £10,000 Available Groups led by and Delivering Services for Black and Minoritised Women
Charities and groups that are led by and delivering services for black and minoritised women that have been disproportionately impacted by Covid-19 can apply for grants of £10,000 towards the running costs of their organisation. Grants can be used towards salaries, rent, utility bills, IT costs, insurance, etc. The funding is being made available by the Womens Resource Centre and priority will be given to small organisations the have limited access to funds and without funding may have to reduce their services or closing. The closing date for applications is 3pm on the 01 October 2021.
Funder of the Week Part 2
If you would like to apply for funds from the B&Q Foundation, please complete the Expression of Interest below. Please ensure your application supports the below criteria:
- Your organisation is a registered charity in the UK
- The funds will help people in need (by reason of financial hardship, sickness, disability, other disadvantage or distress) in the UK or Ireland.
- The project is to provide, maintain, repair or improve housing or community space; or to support people experiencing bad housing or homelessness
Typically grants awarded will be one-off grants, up to the value of £5,000; however, the B&Q Foundation will consider awarding higher value grants.
If your charity project is not matched to the checklist above, you are unlikely to receive funding.
To register your interest in applying to the fund go to:- https://bit.ly/2YPEciC
Changing the Channel: Communities Channel Scotland
The redeveloped Communities Channel Scotland website and Social Impact Pledge have been launched today, making them even more helpful to community groups across Scotland in their amazing work with their communities.
Community groups, and anyone who works with them, are invited to visit the website and take advantage of its updated features, such as…
- Straightforward guides to key developments and policy affecting community groups, including climate change, covid-19 and what’s currently happening around human rights in Scotland.
- Easily searchable collections of resources, including tools, ideas for funding and relevant support organisations, to help you carry out your activities and achieve your aims.
- Inspiring examples of community groups in action, covering everything from emergency responses to Covid-19 to creative ways of engaging with people.
- The Social Impact Pledge, which asks public bodies to commit to making changes to what they do that have a direct benefit for communities and community groups.
- All the latest news from, and relevant to, community groups in Scotland.
Click here to visit Communities Channel Scotland
To mark the relaunch, Minister for Public Finance, Planning and Community Wealth, Tom Arthur MSP, has stated his hope that Communities Channel Scotland and the Social Impact Pledge continue to be key online resources for community groups. View the Minister’s statement here
Communities Channel Scotland has been developed by Scottish Community Development Centre (SCDC) with funding from the Scottish Government. Read more about the website here. SCDC would like to hear from any group or organisation who has suggestions, news, stories or anything else that could contribute to the website. Contact SCDC here.