Engage Daily Update - 26 April
Renfrewshire Health & Wellbeing Networking Event Wednesday 16 June 9am-10.25am
A networking event for health and wellbeing service providers from voluntary and public sectors in Renfrewshire.
During the covid crisis we’ve achieved successes in Renfrewshire from collaborative working; and we want to enhance and build on our good cross-sector relationships.
If you deliver health- and /or wellbeing-related services in Renfrewshire's public or voluntary sectors, you are invited to join us for a short information networking event.
You'll hear flash presentations from other health and wellbeing service providers, then join small break-out rooms to gather and share more detailed info. All from your desk!
This event will run on MS Teams. Please register on Eventbrite now and a link will be sent to you w/c June 14. We look forward to welcoming you.
This week’s anniversary blog comes from the organisation’s longest serving staff member, Iain Cunningham, our Third Sector Development Officer. Iain has been with Engage since it opened its doors in 2011, but served with previous incarnations as well under different guises. All in he has been supporting Renfrewshire’s third sector for 25 years.
Social Isolation and Loneliness: Could rights-based approaches be useful for housing providers in supporting tenants’ wellbeing? 29 April 11am-12.30pm Over the last year housing providers have taken strides to protect and improve the wellbeing of their tenants in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. Social isolation and loneliness have been exacerbated by measures in place to suppress the spread of the virus but housing providers have adapted and developed their services to continue to support their tenants. We must ensure that learning from these flexible, innovative and person-centred approaches is shared and built into our plans for recovery.
The Wise Group - Meet our self-employment specialists to learn about the support available through Fair Start Scotland - 07 May
Flexible funding during a crisis: learning lessons for the future is now - Webinar recording
Funding Scotland is an online search engine to find funding for your charity, community group or social enterprise. The site is free to use by everyone working in the third sector and SCVO Members and Supporters can get access to exclusive features and additional information.
Funder of the Week
The Mushroom Trust.
The primary goal of the Trust is to support the creation and improvement of greenspaces, particularly in urban environments, through an emphasis on horticultural aspects. The Trust helps to fund projects throughout Scotland, especially those in Edinburgh and the Lothians.
In recent years the Trust has supported a broad variety of proposals for the improvement of public parks, the development of allotments, the commissioning of landscape designs for long term planning, the planting of community gardens and orchards, and the creation of therapeutic garden spaces.
Due to the ongoing impact of COVID 19, the trustees have decided that there will be a second opportunity to apply this year. As such, applications are now invited from any organisation or group by 16 July 2021.
Typically the Trustees make grants of up to £5,000 to a number of organisations each year. Larger amounts may be available in exceptional circumstances.
Applications are invited from any organisation or group. The Trustees are interested in supporting projects that can demonstrate public involvement and community based fundraising. Furthermore, the trustees are keen to support organisations that might have difficulties in obtaining public funding from other sources.
Mushroom Trust Website
Mental Health Awareeness Week
As you may be aware Mental Health Awareness Week runs from 10 to 16 May. The theme this year is Nature and 5 ways to wellbeing and most of the big Mental Health Organisations such as Mental Health Foundation and Mind to name but a few will be running campaigns and activity during the week.
The NHS GGC Mental Health Improvement Team will be taking part in running some ‘virtual events’ during the week and have created the local hashtag #HeidOutdoors campaign and will promote the activities with a schedule of tweets going out on @ayemind99 Twitter account.
The main focus for the week is to encourage people to get out into nature and promote local parks and outdoor spaces by signposting to Local Authority websites in each of the 6 HSCP’s.
- Renfrewshire Council Parks, gardens and the great outdoors - Renfrewshire Website
- East Renfrewshire Walking routes in East Renfrewshire - East Renfrewshire Council
- Inverclyde Walking and cycling - Inverclyde Council
- West Dunbartonshire Parks and greenspaces | West Dunbartonshire Council (west-dunbarton.gov.uk
- East Dunbartonshire Parks, gardens and open spaces | East Dunbartonshire Council
- Glasgow Parks and Gardens - Glasgow City Council
For more information about the National Campaign see here; Mental Health Foundation Mental Health Awareness Week 2021