Engage Daily Update - 27 August
Volunteer Website Update
Engage’s volunteering website has undergone a refresh so it’s the perfect time to get yourself registered on the site and start using it to recruit and manage your volunteers.
We also recently passed 1000 registrants on the website; that’s 1000 local people interested in volunteering that you can promote your role directly to.
We have updated our resources and documents to assist getting you set up on the website; please just head to https://volunteer.engagerenfrewshire.com/volunteers/registration-provider to get started or email our Volunteer Development Officer Alice McBride on firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Support for Organisations
Lead Scotland are offering free lunchtime ‘Training for Trainers’ sessions for practitioners, volunteers or others who support people with low digital confidence. To sign up, to go https://lead.org.uk/webinars/
Need to develop your use of digital technology or enhance workforce digital skills? The new Scottish Government DigitalBoost development grant opens today and offers up to 50% towards the cost of a digital development project. Charities are eligible - so apply asap! https://digitalboostdevelopmentgrant.co.uk
Re-launching the Celebrating Renfrewshire – by young people, for young people 2021/2022 Fund
Celebrating Renfrewshire is a fund for young people, by young people. It is available for young people aged 12-25, and groups who work with young people this age, from across Renfrewshire who have an idea to make their community better for them. Schools are also eligible to apply via their parent councils, as long as the project benefits the wider community and not just the school.
The fund uses a Participatory Budgeting process (PB) which encourages young people and youth-led organisations to develop ideas for their community and apply for funding for that idea.
Young people across Renfrewshire will then be supported to vote for the project ideas which make Renfrewshire a better place for young people to live.
The Council has been working with a group of young people to design the funding process (please find updated funding guidance attached) and agree the priorities for this year.
- Youth Involvement & Participation
- Sport & Physical Activity
- Promoting positive mental health & wellbeing
- Employability & Youth Development
- New projects in response to Covid-19
The fund will be open for applications for 3 weeks between 18 August 2021 and 8 September 2021 (midnight).Download the PDF for more details.
Applicants can submit either a hard copy or an online version of the application form – whatever suits them better – and this year, young people and groups will also have the opportunity to add a 90 seconds video to the voting site explaining what their project idea is about.
This survey is for organisations in Renfrewshire who support people experiencing food insecurity and deliver or are interested in delivering community food.
Link to survey here https://survey123.arcgis.com/share/9bf171a91fe24891a63ec2275fa81a6b
You may be aware that, as part of Renfrewshire Council’s Social Renewal Plans, £25,000 has been allocated to a Community Food Fund which organisations based in Renfrewshire will be able to apply for to assist in the provision of a dignified community food response as we move from emergency response.
This survey is designed to find out what issues you are seeing within your services around food and gather your views on what types of projects and costs the fund should support.
The survey should take around 10 minutes to complete and will close at close of business on 3rd September.