Engage Daily Update - 30 September
Engage Daily Update - 30 September

Engage Daily Update - 30 September


Support for Individuals

Pop News No. 34

The law on fire alarms is changing from February 2022 which means all Scottish homes will need to have interlinked alarms. Guidance for homeowners on what you need to know.


Support for Organisations

SCVO Digital Update



Chartered Institute of Fundraising Scotland - Upcoming Fundraising Training for Small Charities in Scotland


Online Events

Generations Working Together - 07 October
Generations Working Together are delighted and excited to host another intergenerational thematic meeting, which will be particularly relevant for the Care Home and Children and Young People networks. Join GWT staff, Jenny from Play Scotland and Judith and Rose from Apples and Honey, Nightingale shared setting, as we share enthusiasm and knowledge, with practical and inspiring ideas around connections between Care Homes and Early Years or other settings with children. 
Loreen and Jenny will share some information around the “Play is OUR way”, a pilot project started this summer – engaging children or young people with residents of care homes around the lifelong need for play and storytelling. They will explain a bit more about the resources available to support this work and a new resource being developed for current and future use.
Judith and Rose will share experience and inspiration around ways they build relationships, support learning and active lifestyles - and more - in Apples and Honey Nightingale, which was the first shared setting of Care Home and Early Years centre in UK.
We hope you can join us on 07 October 10-12 am – book your space here

Cyrenians Scottish Centre for Conflict Resolution (SCCR) invites you to their month-long, digital Online Conference of free events this October! ‘The Power of Reconnection’ programme features webinars, workshops and Q&A’s hosted by highly regarded speakers in their field who will talk from their heart with great knowledge and experience.
You can sign up to the free online events on their NEW bespoke conference sign up page 



Grants to Support Outdoor Learning for Primary & Secondary School Children
Grants of £500 are available to UK State funded Primary and Secondary Schools to enable them to get their pupils learning outdoors. The Ernest Cook Trust’s Outdoor Essentials Grant scheme will award 180 grants to support school travel and transport costs to outdoor learning venues, including outdoor learning centres, forest schools, countryside parks, woodlands, national parks, farm parks, farms (including city farms), coastal areas and beaches. Trips to outdoor adventure centres for outdoor activities (such as kayaking and climbing) may be considered. Applications must be made by a member of staff employed by the school, and approved by the Head Teacher. 

Grants to Support Music Making
To recognise the vital role music plays in uniting communities and improving wellbeing, Music for All has opened a new round of Community Project Funding for projects and initiatives across the UK and Ireland seeking to bring music to their community. The funding is aimed at community groups and schools that need assistance to fulfil their potential in developing truly sustainable music programmes. This round will award musical instruments or grants of up to £2,000 for five different types of projects: electric guitars and/or ukuleles; analogue synthesisers; community choirs; projects making a contribution to local communities and diversity; and educational establishments nurturing talent in children aged between 11-16 in underprivileged communities. The deadline for applications is the 29 October 2021.

Funding for Community Projects Which Promote Healthy Eating & Outdoor Exercise (Scotland)
The Green Action Trust has launched a new round of their Growing Food Together Fund for projects that bring communities together to enjoy the benefits of growing fruit and vegetables. A total of £100,000 in funding is available for projects which foster community engagement in growing and learning about food, and promote healthy eating and outdoor exercise. Applications will be accepted for activities across Scotland which encourage residents to get involved in community food growing spaces and help them learn about the value of fresh, locally-grown food. The Trust is particularly interested in applications that help to fit community growing into Scotland’s recovery from the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic. The fund is supported by the Scottish Government. The deadline for applications is 5.00pm on the 14 October 2021.


Funder of the Week

Community Ownership Fund

Future bidding rounds

Interested community groups who are not ready to apply in the first round should start to think about future rounds.
The second bidding round will open in December 2021, and the third in May 2022.

There will be a minimum of 8 bidding rounds over the 4 years and there will be no advantage by being in any particular round.

The government will see what lessons can be learnt from the first bidding round and, if necessary, amend the criteria and process for future rounds to ensure that the Fund has the reach and impact intended to support communities.

In future rounds we may also offer additional support grants to community groups at an earlier stage of development, to help understand if their community ownership project is viable or not.

This will be more suitable for communities who have identified a local asset at risk and have an idea about how to bring it into sustainable community ownership but have not worked up detailed operating models and proposals to take on and manage the asset.

Access to funding and advice through subsequent rounds may be available to help communities with early-stage plans to develop viable proposals and become investment ready.

To be eligible for funding, applicants must demonstrate that the community asset they want to save fulfils the following criteria:

  • There is a risk of loss without community intervention
  • Community value
  • Community use
  • Long-term sustainability

For more information please go to:- https://bit.ly/3o3VRh0



RAMH - Sessional Senior Crisis Support Worker

RAMH - Sessional Crisis Support Worker


Exchanging Ideas - A Community Open Day
Sat 9 Oct 2021, 11am-3pm
PACE is re-developing a disused town centre building as a unique venue for children and young people, and aims to create a vibrant arts hub for use by all of the community. But we want to hear your ideas!
- Come along to meet our team and see the space
- Find out about our plans and how they could benefit you
- Have your say about what you think a space like this can offer
Children/young people are welcome but please be aware that the building is still under construction. Access is currently via several stairs and there is uneven flooring.
Pop in anytime between 11am and 3pm

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