Engage Daily Update - 19 April
Engage Daily Update - 19 April

Engage Daily Update - 19 April


For this week’s staff recollection we’re turning to the management team and hearing from Karen McIntyre, who leads the CAVA team as the Community and Partnership Manager and Jacqueline Carroll, Head of Finance.

Both have lead their teams through challenging times and noted changes to their roles and the sector. Karen explains how the role differed from her initial expectations when she joined Engage in 2017.

Jacqueline is also proud of the development she has seen, though it is in a different strand of Engage’s work. Her greatest achievement over her time with Engage, its whole 10 years, has been the development of the Payroll Services.

Read the blog here


Support for Individuals

GCVS Sector Development News & Resources  - Early April 2021


Support for Organisations

Founded by Ross McCulloch, the Third Sector Lab team have extensive experience of working in digital and design for charities, social enterprises, community groups and public sector. We understand your users and we understand you. We’ve trained thousands of charity staff to use digital and service design more effectively. We’re active members of the third sector digital community, regularly speaking at and hosting events to help non-profits. Based in Glasgow - delivering work across Scotland, the UK and beyond. We build websites, we help charities develop digital strategies and we empower teams to use social media as a tool to get their job done.
On their website they are promoting a number of free training sessions that can be signed up for. 
The Curve
Digital skills training for the third sector
The Curve is a series of free, 90-minute workshops for third sector organisations. These online workshops aim to build knowledge around best digital practices, raise awareness of digital tools and ultimately help increase impact with digital.
For more information please go to:- https://thirdsectorlab.co.uk/training/



Want to help your client base by better understanding good credit choices, affordable credit options, money and problem spending?

Renfrewshire Affordable Credit Alliance (RACA) are hosting an online information event on Tuesday 11 May from 10am-11.15am. Book here

RACA works to champion fair and honest finance – and to ensure that everyone, no matter their income level, has better options that help reduce the risk of falling into problem debt.
Whether you are voluntary or public sector, if you support clients who would benefit from making improved choices about credit, then you are welcome to attend. You will hear from a range of speakers and have a chance to ask questions.

Find out more about our speakers and how to book here



From April 2021 Engage is getting out with the old (GRANTfinder), and in with the new (a range of resources including Funding Scotland & Grantsonline). We will still be running our 1-2-1 funding searches and will now also be launching a monthly Zoom drop-in funding session. Look out for information on funding sources in our e-alerts and social media, or book a free session now info@engagerenfrewshire.com


Funder of the Week

Cattanach is a private charitable funder for early years work in Scotland. We welcome proposals for work that supports children and their families from pre-birth to three years old, who are affected by levels of relative deprivation.
We believe in working with the strengths that families and communities have to support their children (some call this an "asset-based model") and we want to see this reflected in the work we fund. To honour this commitment, we require all proposals to involve both children and their carers, whether parents, adopted or foster parents, or kinship carers.

Please ensure you meet the following criteria before making an application:

  • You must be a charity registered in Scotland
  • You must be working with young children (pre-birth to 3) and their parents/carers
  • The main beneficiaries have a background of relative deprivation: this ranges from poverty to additional support needs to lack of opportunity due to lack of services
  • Children and their carers have to be actively involved in the proposed activity or service

Upcoming Funding Round - Q3 2021

  • We will be hosting Information Sessions on 01 June and 03 June.
  • Register on our grants system, registrations will be processed from the 07 June.
  • Book a call to discuss your proposal between the 14 June - 02 August.
  • You must have a draft proposal submitted 7 working days before your call.
  • The deadline for final proposal submissions is the 06 August.
  • The board will meet on the 02 September to make final decisions.

For more information please go to:- https://www.cattanach.org.uk/



Health and Social Care Scotland and the BMA have launched a survey to gather thoughts, opinions, and experiences of mental health in primary care. 
Responses are anonymous and will be used to inform future key strategic work and conversations at a national level.
The survey is open to colleagues, from across Scotland, working within primary care, health and social care, third and voluntary sector; and people with lived experience of mental health problems, and their carers.
Link to survey: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/XLFVK5R
The survey will close on Thursday 22 April 2021.
We are also hosting 3 regional virtual workshops to discuss Mental Health in Primary Care. Info and signups at: https://hscscotland.scot/events/virtual-workshops-lets-discuss-mental-health-in-primary-care.html

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