Engage Daily Update - 21 June
*SAVE THE DATE* Families Outside Conference - 08 September
#ShiftThePower Scotland Comic Relief Fund
#ShiftThePower supports organisations with passionate people to make meaningful change in their communities. The fund is now open to grassroots organisations and charities with an income of £400,000 or less whose work fits one of two strategic themes:
Gender Justice – contributing to gender equality by reducing violence and discrimination based on gender and sexuality alongside increased opportunity, empowerment, and understanding for women, girls, and LGBTQI+ community.
A Safe Place to Be – supporting people who have experienced homelessness or have been forced from their homes in order to live safely. This includes enabling people who have faced or are facing homelessness to resolve their situation and get support as well as supporting those who have been forced from their homes to build a new life, free from conflict, persecution, or trafficking. Groups to be supported are those affected by homelessness, including refugees and asylum seekers.
For more information please go to: - #ShiftThePower Scotland Comic Relief Fund - Corra
Volant Trust - Covid-19 Response Fund (UK / International)
The Volant Trust has announced that its Covid-19 Response Fund has opened for applications. The Trust is accepting applications from registered charities, community interest companies, community organisations or social enterprises in the UK and internationally that demonstrate a strong focus on alleviating social deprivation and helping vulnerable groups who have been particularly impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic. Funding is available to support running and core costs as well as for medical equipment and the production or distribution of PPE will also be considered. There are no funding levels indicated at the award of grants will be at the discretion of the Trustees. The closing date for applications is the 31st July 2021
Funder of the Week
This week it is:- The Schroder Charity Trust.
The Schroder Charity Trust makes grants of up to £5,000 towards core and project costs to charities only, registered in the UK for work under the following categories:
- Arts, Culture and Heritage
- Education, Training and Employment
- Environment and Conservation
- Health and Wellbeing
- Strengthening Communities
The Trustees are particularly interested in applications which can demonstrate the following:
- Building strong communities and an understanding of how to engage with intended beneficiaries
- Replicable and sustainable work, rather than one off events
- Value for money
- Maximising the use of volunteers
- Support of older people
- Support for marginalised/vulnerable younger people
- The use of helplines and information support services
- Sustainability of funding i.e. the charity will not be solely reliant on a grant from the Schroder Charity Trust for their work.
For more information please go to:- https://schrodercharitytrust.org/
Families Outside - Peer Support
Do you know a child or young person with a family member in prison? We Can Help!
Every year in Scotland it is estimated that more than 20,000 children and young people are affected by parental imprisonment, this figure does not include those with another family member in prison.
Despite all the challenges that the Coronavirus has brought, we are still supporting families through our ‘Our Voice’ Peer Support Group. The group offers peer support to children and young people aged between 8-18 years affected by imprisonment. The group is delivered via Zoom online (during lockdown) and is for all children, young people and families whether they have regular contact with their family member in prison, or no contact at all.
Our next Peer Support Group will be held on Thursday 24 June, 6 – 7.30pm Via Zoom.
If you know of any children or young people who are affected by imprisonment and would be interested in coming to our Peer Support Group please share the group details and contact us to make a referral. If you know of any children or young people who are unable to come to the group but would still like support please contact us to discuss this further
For Staff supporting relationships and sexual health for people with learning disabilities - Research
The aim is to conduct online/phone interviews and small online group discussions with staff across Glasgow, East Dunbartonshire, Renfrewshire, East Renfrewshire, Inverclyde and West Dunbartonshire who work directly with adults with learning disabilities.
The purpose of the research is to:
- find out more about current practice around support, advice and information around relationships and sexual health for adults with learning disabilities - including facilitators and barriers
- explore staff members knowledge and confidence and find out views on how best to maintain or improve these
- identify examples of good practice so we can share these
- identify what (if any) resources are used to support learning on relationships and sexual health, and find out staff's opinions regarding suitability of resources and resource gaps
- find out staff's views on how best to improve sexual health service delivery for adults with learning disabilities.
If you work directly with adults with learning disabilities in any part of the NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde area, we would be very interested in speaking to you about your views and experiences regarding the above. Please complete this short online form with your contact details and contact preferences so that we can get in touch to speak to you either individually or as part of a small group.
Link to online form: https://lgbt.limequery.com/574664?lang=en
If you would like to know more about the research or to get in touch directly to discuss taking part, please contact Traci Leven on 07939 898722 or firstname.lastname@example.org