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Engage Update - 16 October

New £1.5million fund opens for community groups in Renfrewshire

Local community groups can now apply for a share of £1.5million for innovative, sustainable projects that will enhance where they live.

Renfrewshire Council have created the Sustainable Communities Fund by bringing together the Community Empowerment Fund and Climate Change Action Fund, boosted by £650,000 from the UK Shared Prosperity Fund – Communities and Place, into one easy-to-access funding stream.

It will support community collaboration with the aim of regenerating local spaces, tackling climate change, and reducing inequalities, such as isolation, food insecurity, healthy eating, health inequalities and fuel poverty.

Constituted community groups can apply for up to £10,000, £10-25,000 or up to £100,000 in either capital or revenue funding for their project depending on its size and scale which will allow both small- and large-scale projects to be considered, and council officers are available to provide advice and support to all applicants.

Find out more here


Engage Renfrewshire Annual Report 2022/23


Kairos Women+ Fundraiser 

We’re fundraising for Kairos Kitchen, our cross-cultural recipe sharing project for Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Women+, including women+ impacted by the asylum and immigration system. We have just one week to raise £5000 (11-18 October) and as part of The Big Give W&G Match Funding all donations are doubled (plus Gift Aid) so your donation goes a long way!
How you can help?

  1. Donate here
  2. Retweet this tweet to spread the word
  3. Forward the donation link onto others
  4. Keep an eye on our social media this week & share what you see!

The Impact of your pennies

  • £5 (doubled to £10) will provide a workshop place for a woman+ or a meal for 2 women+.
  • £10 (doubled to £20) will provide the ingredients for a Kairos Kitchen workshop.
  • £20 (doubled to £40) will provide the ingredients for a community meal for 25 women+ in our community.
  • £50 (doubled to £100) will provide the ingredients for 5 Kairos Kitchen workshops.
  • £100 (doubled to £200) will provide transport costs for two women over 20 workshops and feed 50 women+ during community meals.

The Ben Lomond Hillwalk
Some of the Kairos team are walking Ben Lomond on Sunday 15 October as part of the fundraiser – wish us luck!  
Thanks for all your support.


Digital Youth Index 2023 Launch Event

Join us for the launch of the 2023 Nominet Digital Youth Index on Wednesday 22nd November 2023 at 1:30pm. We will be unveiling this year’s data and findings around young people’s relationships with digital technology across the UK, with expert insights from our Youth and Advisory panels.

You will be among the first to hear the latest insights from our 2023 data through discussions comparing year-on-year trends and identifying emerging themes through an engaging virtual experience. We’ll also be discussing new topics including AI and chatbots and exhibited behaviours around spending and making money online.

Join us to gain a head start with the most up-to-date data and key takeaways to support future policies, inform campaigns and target those who need it the most to make meaningful change.

Register Here



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