Engage Daily Update - 19 July
Engage Daily Update - 19 July

Engage Daily Update - 19 July


NHS GG&C Update - New Hospital Visiting Guidelines

From today (19 July 2021), all patients in our hospitals in NHSGGC (where possible) will be able to benefit from support of at least two people from the same household at the same time. If not from the same household and physical distancing cannot be maintained, visits can take place separately.

We welcome support from family and friends in hospital; we know that this is a vital support to patients, not least with nutrition, healing, recovery and overall quality of care.  We however need to make sure our patients, families and staff are as safe as possible during the COVID-19 pandemic, so visiting needs to continue to be carefully managed.

At present only family and friends chosen by the patient or their guardian, carer or power of attorney can visit.  If this is you, please contact the ward to arrange a visit in advance, so we can be sure our wards and hospital sites do not become overcrowded and allow everyone to follow the physical distancing rules. A list of telephone numbers can be found for all wards and departments on the NHSGGC website link here.

There may however be some circumstances where it is still not safe for a patient to have a visitor; if this is the case, we will tell you why and keep it under review where possible. 

If you cannot visit in person, please use technology such as social media and phone calls to stay in touch. If you would like to arrange a 'virtual visit' (video call) with a friend or family member in one of our hospitals please contact the ward directly. Further information about this service is available here.


Support for Organisations

Bristol University have this week published their guide for financial services on Gambling, vulnerability and FCA Compliance.

You can download the full report and executive summary here
GambleAware also held a webinar on Wednesday on gambling and financial services at which Bristol University spoke about the guide, which you can view here: https://tinyurl.com/s596ezfs


Online Events

Find Your Brand Voice - Thursday 26 August 9.15am - 1pm
A Brand Definition Workshop for Common Good Organisations
 As part of our ongoing Business Support Programme, Engage Renfrewshire has enlisted brand strategy specialist, Adam Piggot, to deliver his Brand Definition Workshop, 'Find Your Brand Voice’, for local organisations.
Book your place here



The Community Ownership Fund Round 1 has just opened and the deadline is mid August
The £150 million Community Ownership Fund is for communities across the United Kingdom. It has been set up to help communities take ownership of assets and amenities at risk of closure. It will run for 4 years.
The first bidding round opened on 15 July 2021.
Voluntary and community organisations can bid for match funding.
Funding may support the purchase and/or renovation costs of community assets and amenities, subject to the full eligibility criteria outlined in this prospectus.

GlaxoSmithKline Invites Applications to its Grow Programme 
GlaxoSmithKline are inviting applications to their Grow Programme 2022 from community-based charities supporting the health and wellbeing of the least privileged and more diverse communities in the UK.
The programme, run in partnership with The King’s Fund, will make up to fifteen awards ranging from £1,000 to £10,000 to charities working in a health-related field (running for at least one year, with an income between £20,000 and £120,000) to help with their day-to-day operation. They will also receive a leadership programme to support leaders who want to develop their charities.


Funder of the WeekThe Barrack Charitable Trust

The Barrack Charitable Trust only supports registered charities.

The Barrack Charitable Trust purposes
The purpose for which the Trust is established (”the Trust Purposes”) are as follows:

  • The advancement of the arts, heritage and culture.
  • The provision of recreational facilities, or the organisation of recreational facilities, with the object of improving the conditions of life for the persons for whom the facilities are primarily intended.
  • The relief of those in need by reason of age, ill-health and disability. 

The Trustees look for clear, realistic and attainable aims. Grants vary, but most lie between £500 and £5,000. There is a separate simplified Grant Form (Small Grants) for grants £500.

Even though an application may fall within one or more of the categories, applicants should note that this does not signify that a grant will be made. There is a finite limit to the funds available and, invariably, categories are substantially over-subscribed. The Trustees reserve their right to exercise their discretion at all times, particularly when over-subscription applies.

The Trustees, while recognising that it is often difficult to raise core/revenue funding, and therefore being prepared to consider core/revenue grants in extreme circumstances, will nonetheless favour project funding. The next deadline is 31st October (for the November meeting).

For more information please go to:- http://thebarrackcharitabletrust.co.uk/



The Stroke Association - Public Affairs and Campaigns Officer
The Stroke Association are looking for a skilled, enthusiastic and motivated individual to join the Policy and Influencing team as our Public Affairs and Campaigns Officer in Scotland.
Reporting to the Public Affairs and Campaigns Manager, and working very closely with the nation-specific Policy and Influencing Lead, you will deliver our organisation’s integrated public affairs and campaigning activity for Scotland. You will plan, develop and deliver effective and strategic influencing activity to help achieve our team objectives on key issues impacting people affected by stroke.
For further information, please visit our website


Renfrewshire Leisure Survey

New Cultural Funding - Your Development Needs Questionnaire 

We are consulting with Renfrewshire's creative sector to gather feedback that will inform the development of new cultural funding programmes.
Alongside evaluation gathered during previous and ongoing rounds of cultural funding, data from this short questionnaire will help us to understand your current development needs.
Please complete the questionnaire by 11pm on Wednesday 21 July.
Full link: https://arcg.is/9jb14
The Arts Team at Renfrewshire Leisure

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