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Engage Update - 09 October

In the report you will find an overview of our activities, key information on the Community Mental Health & Wellbeing fund and a note of some of the impacts being made by the Third Sector network here in Renfrewshire.
Your support has been instrumental in guiding the development of the services here at Engage, and as we look ahead to the future, please remember that we are always delighted to meet and chat with members. Whether you have questions, ideas, or simply wish to share your thoughts – as always, we welcome your input.

Find the report on our website here
Thank you for being a member of the network!


Support for Individuals

Health and Care Scotland - Glasgow project makes cancer and dementia research accessible to all

Trading Standards Scotland Bulletin 5 October


New Fund from Zero Waste Scotland

£55,000 will be available to community markets and community pantries. 

Zero Waste Scotland is launching a £55,000 Community Fridge Fund to promote and encourage innovative thinking in the redistribution of surplus food to communities around Scotland.

The fund is available to any organisation or project based in Scotland with sustainable and innovative approaches in redistributing or repurposing surplus food, and ultimately preventing it from being wasted.

Example organisations include community markets, community pantries, food processing enterprises.

Community fridges are also an effective way to tackle food waste, which is a key driver of Scotland’s carbon emissions and contributes significantly to climate change. 

Read more here.


Scottish COVID-19 Inquiry launches Let's Be Heard: Sharing Scotland's Covid Experience

The Scottish COVID-19 Inquiry is investigating the devolved strategic response to the pandemic in Scotland between 1 January 2020 and 31 December 2022. As part of this, they have asked if we can help to encourage people across Scotland to engage with the Inquiry by sharing their experiences of the pandemic.

The programme is called ‘Let’s Be Heard’ - and the information gathered will help guide the Inquiry’s investigations and inform its reports and recommendations. They are hoping to reach as many people as possible across Scotland to help identify any unequal impacts of the pandemic. This national phase of Let’s Be Heard is open until 20 December 2023.

To be better prepared for the future, they believe it is important to hear directly from people about what happened to them and understand the lessons they believe should be learned.

The Inquiry would be hugely grateful if you could support Let’s Be Heard by: 

  • sharing this information  with your staff networks 
  • sharing information about Let’s Be Heard with any community or service user groups that you work with.  

To find out more and to take part, please visit the Let’s Be Heard web page.

The Inquiry team have included some additional resources which you may find helpful:  

  • Communications pack: This pack enables organisations to share information about Let’s Be Heard more easily. It includes text, graphics, and logos for newsletters and social media.  Access Let’s Be Heard communications pack   
  • Information sessions: To find out more about Let’s Be Heard, people can attend an online information session. These provide a chance to learn more about different ways to contribute and the support we can offer. Book a place 


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