RenSEN Newsletter - 21 December
RenSEN Newsletter - 21 December

RenSEN Newsletter - 21 December



Cyber Security – Wants everyone to make cyber security top of their Christmas list.  Would you know what to do if your IT system was hacked? Cyber Scotland has produced an Incidence Response Plan, plus a Small Charity Guide.



Firstport’s LaunchMe programme is designed specifically for ambitious social enterprises and community organisations.  If you’re interested in finding out more about the programme, Firstport will be delivering an information session on 10 January 2022.  Full details about the programme as well as booking details for info sessions can be found here: https://www.firstport.org.uk/business-support/launchme/.  Applications to the LaunchMe programme should be submitted by noon on 17 January.
Investing in Communities Fund Round 2 – If you were unable to attend the info webinar sessions then these Powerpoint slides provide a great overview of the programme and the main eligibility criteria.  Round 2 is due to open end of March / beginning of April 2022.  You can find current details on the Scottish Government website
Firstport’s BuildIt - The next programme deadline is 27 January 2022.  You can find out more about the fund here https://www.firstport.org.uk/funding/social-entrepreneurs-fund-build-it/


Zero Waste Scotland If you’re managing a facility, subscribe to Zero Waste Scotland to receive their free Shutdown checklist for the festive period
Net Zero Transition Fund – The purpose of the fund is to support these social sector organisations (SSO’s) in their journey to become carbon neutral, and to develop the circular economy. Investment covers a range of activities including supporting energy efficiency measures, reducing energy consumption, helping organisations transition to sustainable transport options  Take a look at the presentation slides to find out more about the fund.

Net Zero Transition Presentation

Net Zero Transition Fund


Care about your community and have an idea? You could be the next new start social entrepreneur, watch this short video https://youtu.be/gq4WQtTf8bQ 
and to find out more info contact info@engagerenfrewshire.com

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