Engage Daily Update - 22 February
Engage Daily Update - 22 February

Engage Daily Update - 22 February


to our lovely neighbour and partner The Tannahill Centre on winning The Surf Award for Community Led Regeneration. 

The Surf Awards stated that The Tannahill Centre  was an under-utilised centre which has reformed its role and become a trusted community hub, providing an enhanced portfolio of services, and better engaging with the local community.

Well deserved! 

Find out more about the Surf Awards here


Support for Individuals

The Alliance - Health, Wellbeing and the COVID-19 Pandemic: Scottish Experiences and Priorities for the Future

Renfrewshire Health and Wellbeing Blog

Scam Share Bulletin - Trading Standards Scotland 


Support for Organisations

OSCR has updated guidance on Annual General Meetings during covid-19
Most charities will need to change the way they work during the outbreak. Decisions about how you can operate during this time need to be taken collectively by the charity trustees, where possible. Whilst decisions on the short term measures will need to be taken quickly, the impact on longer term operations also needs to be carefully considered.
Find out more: https://bit.ly/3qyY4zy

SCVO has key points on governance and links to other sources of information relating specifically to the COVID-19 pandemic here.



Our Children (Renfrewshire) are working alongside Renfrewshire Child Protection Committee and would like to know how the covid crisis has impacted your client base and the services you deliver. We’d be delighted if you would complete this short survey, which should take no more than 5-10 minutes, by 4pm on Monday March 1st.

All information provided is confidential and for use by Our Children and the Renfrewshire Child Protection Committee, in order to better understand the needs of your group/organisation at this time.

If you have any queries please contact Iain MacDonald, Home-Start Renfrewshire & Inverclyde Manager Iain@home-start-renfrewshire.org.uk

Survey Link


Funder of the Week

This week it is the Charles Hayward Foundation.
The Charles Hayward Foundation is a grant-making charitable trust making awards to charities that are registered in the U.K. The organisation is governed by a board of voluntary trustees.

The following information is intended to provide a general overview. After which, it is important that you refer to our funding categories for specific information and guidance. The Grant Committee meets quarterly; February, May, September & November. We value projects that are preventative and provide early intervention. We favour projects that respond to a well-researched and clear need, provide intervention based on evidence of what works, are able to demonstrate value for money and have a clear understanding of short-term effects and long-term impact of the intervention they propose.

We run both a main and small grant programme, and currently make grants in the following categories:
Main grant programme (Registered Charities only)
Social & Criminal Justice and Heritage & Conservation (for charities with an income of more than £350,000) and Overseas (for charities with an income between £150,000 and £5,000,000).
Small grant programme ( Registered Charities only)
Social & Criminal Justice and Older People (for charities with an income of less than £350,000).
For more information on the funds available please go to:- http://www.charleshaywardfoundation.org.uk/


Social Security Scotland

You may be aware that our Scottish Child Payment went live this week. Our teams are working through applications received and clients will start to receive decision letters and if eligible payments from the end of the month. Payments will be back dated to date of application for eligible clients. We would appreciate if you could continue to help spread the word on this brand new benefit to ensure everybody entitled to this applies.

The deadline is also fast approaching for applications to our Best Start Grant School Age Payment, if clients have a child born between 1 March 2015 and 29 February 2016 and are on a qualifying benefit then they need to make their application before applications close on 28th February, again we would appreciate any support in helping to get the message out to eligible clients re this.



Renfrewshire Council - Senior Economic Development Officer (Temporary)


This invites bids from voluntary organisations in Scotland for very short sharp projects (anything from an afternoon up to 10 person days) where statistical or analytical skills could make a difference to your organisation. Find out more here

Application Form 

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