Engage Update - Funding Focus - 20 April
Engage Update - Funding Focus - 20 April

Engage Update - Funding Focus - 20 April


Funding spotlight - Last chance to book to attend this event. 

Engage Renfrewshire are hosting a 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 


Volant Charitable Trust 

The Volant Charitable Trust furthers its aim by supporting Scottish charities and projects, whether national or community-based, which help alleviate social deprivation, particularly supporting women, children and young people at risk. Projects must demonstrate a strong focus on supporting women and children affected by hardship or disadvantage and on tackling the issues they face in order to make a lasting difference in their lives and life chances. 

Specific themes the fund will consider for support include: 

  • Women. Victims of sexual abuse, rape, domestic violence and those working in the sex industry; care for young mothers and those affected by postnatal depression, isolated and lone parents; community support for black and minority ethnic women and asylum seekers; support services for women prisoners and their families. 

  • Children and young people. Counselling, support services and outreach projects for those who are disadvantaged or deemed to be at risk through neglect, emotional and physical abuse, alcohol or drug misuse. 

  • Poverty and deprivation. Mental health projects for women and children; support for vulnerable families; promotion of healthy eating for families in areas of extreme deprivation. 

Amount: You can apply for up to £15,000 per year for a maximum of 3 years (maximum grant, therefore, is £45,000). Although there is no income cap on organisations, please note in the instance of the fund being oversubscribed, smaller organisations will be prioritised (under £1 million in the most recent financial year). 

Key dates: 

  • Enquiry (Stage 1) Deadline: Noon Friday 29th April 2022 

  • Stage 1 decisions by end of May 2022 

  • Stage 2 decisions by October 2022 

More information 

Volant Charitable Trust (volanttrust.org) 

Grants of up to £1,500 Available to Support Disadvantaged and Disabled Children (UK) 

Little Lives UK is offering grants of up to £1,500 through its Children’s Community Support Programme to provide services to disadvantaged and disabled children. 

The programme is open to applications from children’s groups and organisations such as play groups or sports classes. The Children’s Community Support Programme is also open to applications from other projects, as long as their primary objective focuses on providing services to disadvantaged and disabled children. 

There is no monetary minimum that groups can apply for, and Little Lives UK will additionally support the work of successful applicants through their social media channels and on our website. 

Four or five grants are awarded on a monthly basis, and the next application deadline is the 29th April 2022. 

Apply here


Healthy Heart Grant 

Registered charities, community and voluntary organisations and other not-for-profit organisations in Scotland can apply for funding for projects that actively promote a healthy heart and help to prevent, or reduce the risk of heart disease. 

Grants of up to £10,000 are available through the Heart Research UK and Subway Healthy Heart grant scheme for innovative projects lasting up to 12 months that work with communities to prevent heart disease, particularly for vulnerable and isolated groups of individuals who are at an increased risk of developing heart problems in the future. 

The deadline for applications is 5pm on the 2nd May 2022. 

Useful Links: 

Frequently Asked Questions 



Training Opportunity 

Do you understand how to brand your organisation/group to attract people and funding?  Engage Renfrewshire are hosting a free 1 hour online session on the Foundations of Branding. Book your place now


Support for Organisations

News, Training and Events from Generations Working Together


Intergenerational training for trainers and practitioners
28th April 2022
Edward House, 199 Sauchiehall St, Glasgow G2 3EX
(£100 full / £70 Concession)
Book here


First Port - Advice for Advisors 

Register now to attend on Tuesday 26 April at 2pm.
We intend to use this session to highlight the different journeys early-stage social enterprises can take, illustrating our investment options that plug the current early-stage investment gap for entrepreneurs.
We will discuss Boost It; our £30-50k repayable grant (0% interest), and The Catalyst Fund; a social investment product offering loans starting at £50k with flexible repayment plans. We will cover what age and stage your clients may be at when applying for these funds, including what we are looking for in an application and examples of entrepreneurs we have funded.
We aim to provide information to help you support individuals interested in applying to one of these funds. Please come armed with questions about Boost It, The Catalyst Fund, or social investment, as well as your observations of the funding challenges social entrepreneurs face when starting up, as we intend to have an interaction session. 

Revolution Remode - Performances at 1pm, 3pm & 5pm.
Taking place as part of Fashion Revolution Week, Revolution ReMode is ReMode’s first showcase event in 3 whole years! And is a celebration of the work of their young participants, talented volunteers and selected guest makers. It's a multi-media event that takes the form of an exhibition with a short, integrated promenade performance and film screenings.
The event takes place in Paisley at the PACE studios in School Wynd and will be followed the week after with an exhibition at the ReMode shop.
ReMode are also inviting community groups to attend the in-shop exhibition as part of a scheduled visit. You will receive a tour of the exhibition as well as a talk about the wider work of ReMode and their programmes. Please contact Carolyn Edmondson via carolyn@remodeyouth.org if you would like to organize a visit, they would be delighted to host.
Full details of both the performance and exhibition on the attached flyer and also on the website. What's On | ReMode | Renfrewshire (remodeyouth.org)


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 25 April and end on Sunday 01 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.