Engage Daily Update - 28 June
Job programme in Renfrewshire recruits 100th young person
A job programme helping the prospects of young people across Renfrewshire has recruited its 100th placement. Rhiannon McGinley lost her job during the Covid-19 pandemic, but is now “incredibly happy” after securing a new role with local company GBM Casting. Kickstart is the UK Government programme funding paid job placements and training for people aged 16-24 receiving Universal Credit and at risk of long-term unemployment. Renfrewshire Council, working with Renfrewshire Chamber of Commerce and Engage Renfrewshire, submitted a bid on behalf of local employers and secured more than 500 placements.
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Pink Ribbon Foundation Grants (UK)
The Pink Ribbon Foundation has announced that it is currently accepting applications to its grant making programme. The Foundation is a grant making trust that provides financial support to UK charities which relieve the needs of people who are suffering from, or who have been affected by breast cancer or who work to advance the understanding of breast cancer, its early detection and treatment. Grants of up to £5,000 are usually available. Higher grants may be awarded if the trustees feel there is a special reason to do so. Any charity working in the field of breast cancer can apply for a grant. The closing date for applications is the 27th May 2022.
Funder of the Week
The Woodward Charitable Trust Fund projects that help families and young people and that are aiming to improve the life chances of the beneficiaries. They prefer projects that promote community cohesion and the development of skills that will change the outlook and outcomes for the users. Organisations that promote volunteering and involve both past and present users in their delivery are encouraged.
They are looking for organisations which aim to achieve a positive impact in at least one of the following areas:
- Children and young people who are isolated, at risk of exclusion or involved in anti-social behaviour.
- Disadvantaged families
- Prisoners and ex-offenders and specifically projects that maintain and develop contact with prisoner’s families and help with the rehabilitation and resettlement of prisoners and/or ex-offenders after their release.
- The Trustees favour small-scale, locally based initiatives and most grants are only for one year.
Who can apply
Registered charities, Charity Incorporated Organisations (CIOs) and Community Interest Companies (CICs).
Maximum annual income: £200,000
When to apply
The new general online grant round will open on 24 May 2021. The deadline for receipt of applications is 12 noon on 30 July 2021.
The Trustees will consider the applications in October and successful applicants will be notified by email by the end of November.
Next deadline: 30th Jul 2021
For more information please go to:- http://www.woodwardcharitabletrust.org.uk/