Engage Daily Update - 24 May
Support for Individuals
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Support for Organisations
Volunteering & Employability - Mapping out the journey - 07 June
Volunteers’ Week is a great occasion to thank current volunteer and highlight the brilliant work they do, and thereby raise the profile of the value of volunteering!
We will be closing our Volunteers’ Week with an event directly aimed at promoting the value of volunteering in an employability context.
This event is open to:
- prospective or current volunteers who are unsure how to market their experience to employers
- volunteer managers wanting to learn a little more on how to support their volunteers who are looking for work
- employability partners and employers who want to explore the value of volunteering a little more.
Our panelists will be
- Chinenye Anameje, Health and Well-being Officer & Volunteer Coordinator for Pachedu Charity
- Bobbie McCabe, Volunteer Coordinator for The New Tannahill Centre
- Laura Neill, Assistant Economic Development Manager (Employability) with Invest in Renfrewshire
The panel will be held on Zoom, please register for a ticket at the Eventbrite Link to receive the Zoom link.
The 7 Stars Foundation - Grants of up to £2,500 are available to charitable organisations supporting challenged and vulnerable young people under the age of 16 in the UK. The 7stars Foundation will provide funding for projects which support young living in areas of deprivation and socioeconomic disadvantage who are challenged by abuse or addiction, who are young carers, or who are homeless. The next application window will open on the 1st June 2021 until the 31st July 2021.
The Wolfson Foundation - Bursaries are available to hospice staff in the UK to improve the quality of care given to hospice and palliative care patients and their families and carers. The Wolfson Foundation Bursaries for Hospice Staff programme aims to increase the expertise of nurses, healthcare assistants, doctors, allied health professionals and social workers by supporting their professional development
Funder of the Week
The Kelly Family Charitable Trust is a grant-giving body founded in 2004 by members of the Kelly family.
We’re interested in funding charities whose activities involve all or most family members, where possible, in initiatives that seek to tackle problems facing one or more of its members. We’ve funded charities working in fields including early intervention, mediation, prison services and services for families affected by sexual abuse, physical abuse and domestic violence, among others.
We generally offer grants worth up to £5,000 – though trustees will consider requests for higher amounts. We’re happy to fund charities’ core costs and we encourage applications from relatively new charities to help them become established.
The trustees take a close interest in the progress of the charities they support, and projects shortlisted for grants will usually be visited or contacted by the trust’s grants administrator Stuart Armstrong, or a trustee. The trustees have a wide range of skills and may offer support to funded charities if relevant.
The three areas of activity that the charity wishes to support are:
Interventions that support families and help them in ways that prevent the fracture of the family unit, eg practical family support, relationship counselling, mediation
Families where sexual abuse, physical abuse, domestic violence, alcohol abuse and drug abuse threaten the integrity of the family unit
Prisoners and in particular their families, during and after the period of imprisonment
Applications must be submitted by 1st March and 1st September
For more information on the fund please got to:- https://kfct.org.uk/