Engage Daily Update - 31 March
New Awareness Campaign on Restorative Justice
Community Justice Scotland (CJS) and the Children and Young Person’s Centre for Justice Children's and Young People's Centre for Justice (cycj.org.uk) were funded on behalf of the Scottish Government to complete a Restorative Justice awareness clip.
They are pleased to share this media clip and have compiled a short survey to measure the impact of the animation in raising awareness. You will find the animation clip embedded in the survey.
The survey is voluntary and anonymous and takes approximately 10-15 minutes to compete. Further detail, including how the results from this survey will be used can be found in the link below. This survey will close on the 30th of April 2021.
You can find the video and survey here
Support for Individuals
COVID-19 vaccine information videos are now available in a variety of languages
The Equality and Human Rights Commission have produced videos in a number of languages aimed at encouraging the uptake of the vaccine in communities. They are in line with Scottish Government information and are tailored to reflect the specific concerns raised.
For further information on any of the above, please contact the Equality & Human Rights Team on firstname.lastname@example.org
Funding for Legal Work to Help Asylum Seekers, Refugees and Migrants in UK
This year Strategic Legal Fund (SLF) has widened its focus from benefiting vulnerable young migrants to asylum seekers, refugees and migrants who are facing poverty and who face significant disadvantage or discrimination in connection with their immigration status.
Applications will be considered from:
• Not-for-profit organisations that provide specialist level legal advice to people discriminated or disadvantaged by their migration status.
• Firms of solicitors that provide specialist level legal advice to people discriminated or disadvantaged by their migration status. Firms need to demonstrate that the funded work does not include any element of profit and there is a pro bono element included.
The maximum grant for any one application is £30,000, however, groups are encouraged to apply for lesser amounts. The average grant size is around £12,000. The maximum grant length is 12 months, though most grants are for six months or less. The funding will cover 'any reasonable revenue costs' that are incurred to undertake proposed pre-litigation research or to prepare third party intervention. This includes temporary staffing, freeing up or extending existing staff hours, volunteer expenses, travel and subcontracting with other voluntary and community organisations.
There are four deadlines for applications in 2021: 4 May, 1 July, 1 September and 2 November (5:30pm).
For more information please go to:-
West College Scotland - Skills Boost
West College Scotland now have a number of short SkillsBoost courses available and details can be found on the College Website and the RenfrewshireYPG website via the link below
Within the SkillsBoost courses there are the following 3 online courses. These courses are aimed at the over 24s and cover particular employability skills which may be suitable for some of your service users in that age group
They are all free and available now. Details of each course and how to apply are all within the links