Engage Daily Update - 29 November
16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence
The annual 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence campaign started on 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, and runs until 10 December, Human Rights Day. 2021 also marks the 30th anniversary of the Global 16 Days Campaign.
For more information, visit the 16 Days website.
Support for Individuals
Understanding Paternal Mental Health Awareness Sessions - new dates
Following on from the success of our previous Understanding Paternal Mental Health Awareness sessions we are delighted to announce 3 new dates.
The sessions run for 2.5 hours and are open to anyone who works with families in and around the perinatal period, including conception, pregnancy, birth and in the infant stages. While being a new parent (or getting ready for your next child’s birth) can be one of the greatest things, it’s also one of the toughest at times - for every mother and father and family member. We recognise that no-one escapes the exhaustion, sleep deprivation and change in family finances, relationships and routine. Everyone struggles at times. Over the past 10 years in Scotland we’ve seen a growing interest in supporting new mothers and their infants, matched by a real commitment from government, the NHS and voluntary agencies to improve the services we offer.
But where is dad in all of this and how do we support him?
Please follow the link to book your place -
If you are interested but are unable to make these dates or have any questions please contact Christopher.Scott@ggc.scot.nhs.uk for more information.
Funder of the Week
Funding to Support Women’s Development & Equality
Key Information and Dates:
- Grant Size: Up to £5,000
- Fund deadline: 10 January 2022
- Fund decisions: Eligible applications submitted by the January deadline should expect a decision by the end of February 2022
Overall purpose of our funding
We aim to promote systemic change in Scotland to empower women, and to help overcome the multiple disadvantages and discriminatory practices that females experience throughout their lives.
Our vision is of a Scotland in which women participate equally at all levels of society, free from any barriers to full and equal engagement in political, institutional, economic, and cultural life, including freedom from the fear of sex-based violence.
Priority will be given to applications which most strongly contribute to that aim.
Applications must be from eligible organisations, clearly relate to at least one Investment Theme and address at least one of our Funding Priorities.
You can download these guidelines as a PDF by clicking here: WFS Grant Making Guidelines 2021
Who Can Apply?
Any properly constituted non-profit organisation which meets our criteria may apply, including charities, social enterprises, and unincorporated organisations.
Applications should demonstrate how they fit into one or more of our key investment themes of
- Building skills and confidence
- Improving health and well-being
- Growing social connections
- Moving on from abuse
- Developing leadership and innovation
- Combatting poverty and building financial resilience
For more information please go to:- https://www.womensfundscotland.org/funding/