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Funding & Training Focus - 02 August


Engage IN-Ren Black History Month Awards 2023

Does your organisation or group have an idea for an event or an activity to help celebrate Black History Month and promote ant-racism in October?

Every year October marks Black History Month (BHM) in Scotland and across the UK. BHM is a celebration which recognises the achievements and contributions of people of diverse heritage around the world, and remains a powerful symbolic celebration and a time for acknowledgement, reflection, and inspiration. 

IN-Ren would like to increase anti-racism and integration activity in Renfrewshire by making small awards of up to £500, to local organisations/groups to support and encourage activity that celebrates BHM during October 2023.

Applications are encouraged from voluntary, ‘not for profit’ organisations, associations, groups and clubs or consortiums/partnerships which have a strong community focus for their activities.

Closing date for application forms is 5pm, 18 August 2023

For more Information contact info@engagerenfrewshire.com or call 0141 887 7707.

Renfrewshire Employability Grant Programme: Delivery Period August 2023 March 2024 (Round 2) 

The aim of this grant programme is to support people to move towards, into and within work. To do this, we need to help local people to develop the skills and confidence employers are looking for. But to reach those people, we all need to work together at a local level to provide the best possible services to those who need them most.

In this round we are looking for organisations who don’t necessarily have a strong employability focus/remit. This includes the mental health support and the light touch work with young people and people with criminal convictions.

Renfrewshire Whole Family Wellbeing Fund Now Open 

The Scottish Government has provided an amount of Whole Family Wellbeing Funding to the Renfrewshire Children’s Services Partnership to build local capacity for transformational system change and to scale up and drive the delivery of holistic whole family support services.
The key aims of the Whole Family Wellbeing fund are to:

  • support the whole system transformational change required to reduce the need for crisis  intervention
  • shift investment towards prevention and early intervention

Fund 1 Community Grassroots: maximum of £50k with bids being accepted between £500 - £5k
Fund 2 Community Step-Change: maximum of £200k with bids being accepted up to £50k
Grant funding must be spent by the end of March 2025.
Applications will be open until 29th August and can be made using an online application process. If you need a paper copy or any support to make an application, please get in touch.

The online application form can be found here https://forms.office.com/e/Npt0tUsJtX
Full guidance can be found here

Greater Renfrewshire and Inverclyde Local Action Group (GRI LAG) – Community Led Local Development (CLLD) Fund - Small Grants Scheme 2023/24 and Capital Grants Scheme 2023/24

The GRI LAG Coordinator can be contacted for guidance prior to and throughout all stages of the application process by emailing keren.ferguson@renfrewshire.gov.uk

When applicants have assured themselves that their proposed project meets the criteria, they should complete an expression of interest form and submit to keren.ferguson@renfrewshire.gov.uk
Applicants must submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) before applying.  An application form will be sent to you if your EOI is approved. Deadlines for applications is 08 September 2023 and decisions will be made on 27 September 2023. Approved projects must be completed, and all funding claimed by 01 March 2024.

The Scottish Government - Climate Engagement Fund

The Climate Engagement Fund aims to build understanding of the climate emergency across communities in Scotland, both geographic and communities of interest, by offering support for climate engagement activities.

The CEF can be used to:

  • engage people and deepen their understanding of the climate emergency and the action that society needs to take to reach net zero, thus delivering on the ‘understand’ objective of the PES
  • help mobilise climate action on the ground, empowering people to act, thus delivering on the ‘act’ objective of the PES

Find out more




Writing Successful Funding Applications - 17 August
This informal, in-person, workshop will provide guidance on getting started with writing funding applications. We will cover budgets, the why/what/how questions asked in applications, outcomes and gathering evidence, and best practice. You will also have to opportunity to network with other local organisations. Book your place here

Impact, Outcomes and Reporting - 14 September 
T´╗┐his workshop will help you to put in place effective tools to monitor your project to ensure you are meeting outcomes and demonstrating impact. We will learn the importance of financial reporting and the difference between qualitative and quantitative data, as well as how to collect impactful evidence to showcase your work. Book your place here

SCVO Digital Inclusion Webinars
Understanding workforce digital skills Wed 09 August, 11am – 11:45am
Creating and embedding Digital Champions Thurs 17 August, 11am – 11:45am
Digital inclusion: bringing your organisation with you Thurs 24 August, 11am – 11:45am
Chatting to senior leaders about digital inclusion Thurs 31 August, 11am – 11:45am
Doing digital inclusion with limited resource Wed 13 September, 11am – 12pm
You can click here to go straight to the SCVO Digital events page.

Personal Outcomes Network Workshop - 19 September
Final workshop as part of a series on recording outcomes and includes a focus on Unpaid Carers. This workshop will be a world café style event where you can hear from different types of organisations in Scotland about their approaches to and experience of recording outcomes, as well as taking part in table discussions. Please click on the following Registration Form

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