Engage Daily Update - 30 July
Support for Individuals
Support for Organisations
Renfrewshire Health & Wellbeing Network – Tuesday 14 September 9am-10.25am
An information and networking event for health and wellbeing service providers from voluntary and public sectors in Renfrewshire. Register here https://tinyurl.com/7pmu4twf
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 https://tinyurl.com/7pmu4twf and a link will be sent to you on Monday 13 September. We look forward to welcoming you.
New CARES funding launching Friday 30 July
The focus of this round is community managed buildings which are used by the local community or a charitable organisation and are open to all. Applicants are required to either own the community building or hold a lease with at least 9 years remaining (or option to extend). To be eligible for CARES funding existing buildings should be in a reasonable state of repair.
Applicants must be constituted non-profit distributing community organisations, including organisations with charitable status, that are established and operating across a geographically defined community (‘local community organisations’) or faith groups. There must be a minimum of three unrelated persons on the organisations’ management committee or Board that are local to the region served by the community building.
It's a capital round with the following intervention rates (please note these will also be considered on a case-by-case basis).
- Development works up to 100% (e.g., permissions, consents, design and contractor appointment, project management services if required).
- 75% for renewable heat generation (e.g., heat pumps).
- 60% for renewable electricity technology equipment and energy storage (e.g., solar PV and battery storage).
- 30% for supporting energy efficiency measures (e.g., loft insulation).
- Remaining project costs up to 100% can be provided as a 0% CARES loan, if required.
Applicants must be able to show a clear rationale for the choice and scale of technology and energy efficiency measures, for example through an Energy Efficiency Business Support audit, feasibility study or options appraisal, or an assessment from Local Energy Scotland.
All measures included in a CARES funding request must be able to complete before end of March 2022. Applications will be open on a rolling basis with a first come first served approach and with a 30th September 2021 deadline (earlier if budget is reached beforehand).
If you think your project is not eligible for this round or if this is not the most appropriate time to make an application for your project, please note there will be future CARES capital funding rounds - however we do not yet have details available.
The application will have 3 sections; an expression of interest, (EOI) an eligibility check and a main application. I would encourage all interested groups to submit the EOI (section 1) in the first instance to myself with the firstname.lastname@example.org address included. If any groups are unsure of their eligibility, I would encourage these groups to submit their eligibility check (section 2) along with their EOI in the first instance.
Resources to help you deliver your project
- Energy options for community buildings site guide – this short guide can help you think through the ways to reduce energy use in your community building.
- Project model: Photovoltaic installation on a community building – this short guide focuses on the approach to installer solar PV on community buildings and provides guidance on things you should consider.
- Installer finder tool – this tool helps you find local installers and might help you short list contractors to invite to tender. Local Energy Scotland can provide additional support to help you specify the work and select contractors to complete the work.