Engage Update - Funding Focus - 13 April
Engage Update - Funding Focus - 13 April

Engage Update - Funding Focus - 13 April


Funding spotlight 

Engage Renfrewshire are hosting an online event via Zoom to provide the opportunity to speak with Funding Officers from the National Lottery Community Fund. 

Funding Spotlight - The National Lottery Community Fund Tickets, Thu 21 Apr 2022 at 13:00 | Eventbrite 


The National Lottery Improving Lives - Scotland 

Grants from £10,001 to £200,000 to help people facing challenging circumstances 

Suitable for: Voluntary or community organisations, Public sector organisations 

Funding size: £10001 to £200000 

Application deadline: midday 30 September 2022 

More information


The National Lottery Community Fund - Awards For All Scotland 

A quick way to apply for funding between £300 and £10,000 to support what matters to people and communities. Applications should do at least one of the following: 

  • bring people together and build strong relationships in and across communities 

  • improve the places and spaces that matter to communities 

  • help more people to reach their potential, by supporting them at the earliest possible stage. 

Applications for events and activities which celebrate the Platinum Jubilee will be considered where the activity meets at least one of the above aims of National Lottery Awards for All. As with any application, you will need to submit your application a minimum of three months before the start date of any planned activity. 

Area: Scotland 

Suitable for: Voluntary or community organisations, Public sector organisations 

Funding size: £300 to £10,000 

Application deadline: Ongoing 

More information 


Investing in Communities Renfrewshire Webinar 

The Invest in Renfrewshire Communities Team host monthly webinars on External Funding Support available for Renfrewshire third sector groups.  The focus is on current grant programmes that are open to third sector groups and the type of support available to groups when completing draft funding applications.  The webinar will help assist constituted third sector groups to clearly demonstrate their economic and social benefit, evidence longer term sustainability as well as articulate the impact their proposed projects will have. In addition to this, our Funded Work Placement Programme Co-ordinator will provide an update on the programme which is now running until the end of September 2022. The programme is available to Renfrewshire’s Public and Third Sector organisations, including charities, cooperatives, housing associations, voluntary and community groups. Limited spaces available - book a space now! 

  • Tuesday 19th April at 2:00pm (day time) 

To book a space please contact our Funding & Development Officer via email:  Econdev.community@renfrewshire.gov.uk or Tel: 07483-393647. 

If you would like to find out how external funding support can assist your organisation to develop, our Funding and Development Officer is available to discuss your funding support 

needs.  To arrange a telephone call or Microsoft Teams meeting email: econdev.community@renfrewshire.gov.uk or Tel: 07483-393647. 


£1M funding for short breaks projects for disabled children and young people (aged 20 and under) and their carers: APPLY NOW!

The Better Breaks programme provides 12 month grants to third sector organisations to develop and deliver short breaks projects and services for disabled children and young people (aged 20 and under), and their carers (adult carers and/or young carers).

Find out more


Local Partnerships 2022/23 – Application deadline extension
We have extended our deadline for Local Partnership grant funding applications
You now have more time to apply! You can find all the important information here, including the application form, guidance notes, and the Local Priorities for each Local Partnership area. The new closing date for applications is midnight on Monday 18th April 2022.
Our application form has changed – you now apply using an online form
This year the application form is an interactive online form, rather than an e-mail or paper submission. The questions we ask and the information we need from you is still the same – but we’ve changed how we collect this information. We’ve attached guidance to this e-mail to help you write and submit your application, so please take the time to read this.
If you have any difficulties completing the online form, or have questions about your application, please get in touch with the community planning team for help. You can email us at communityplanning@renfrewshire.gov.uk or phone 07483 393597 / 07483 348998.

Dandelion: Inclusive and Inspiring Communities Fund

This partnership between BEMIS and Dandelion has been developed to support and celebrate community groups and organisations who want to start growing their own food across Scotland, and to create opportunities for diverse communities across Scotland to take part in the Dandelion Harvest Festivals in September.

Grants of up to £2,000 are available for community groups and non-profit organisations looking to get started with growing their own food, and celebrating the results with a Harvest Festival.
Find out more



Support for Individuals

Mental Health Improvement Team - Mental Health Snippet March 2022

Invitation to register - National Prison Visitors' Centre Conference 2022


Support for Organisations

DigiShift  - 27 April: Where sustainability meets digital - Register here


Generations Working Together - Global Intergenerational Week

As we are in the final stretch of the planning for the Global Intergenerational Week, we ask you to support us by uploading your organisation name and logo on to our supporter’s page, by posting about the week with the hashtag #IntergenerationalWeek and by organising a celebration (whether that is online or in a covid safe way) during the week itself.  

It will take place from Monday 25th of April and end on Sunday 1st of May. Please use our resources, research and more from our resources page. If you have any questions or ideas, you would like to talk through please let us know.  

As we emerge from the pandemic now more than ever it’s vital that we develop and celebrate relationships between generations to rebuild our communities, reduce isolation and loneliness, improve health and mental wellbeing and to reduce ageism. Let’s fight for a society where nobody feels too young or too old. Let’s fight ageism together. Let’s fight for intergenerational connections.  


Relationships and Sexual Health - Online good practice toolkit

Work has started to develop an online toolkit for carers, families and staff who support care experienced children and young people

Who Cares? Scotland have been commissioned to manage the process of involving young people throughout the development of the resource. They are now recruiting young care experienced people from across NHS GG&C. Your help in sharing this opportunity with a diverse range of young people would be greatly appreciated.

Please find a briefing paper for colleagues and an information sheet for young people who might be interested in getting involved attached.

Contact Jill Wilson with any queries

Health Improvement Lead, Sexual Health, NHS GG&C