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Engage Update - 28 August


Renfrewshire Whole Family Wellbeing Fund

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 29 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

Full guidance can be found here


Mark your calendars! The ROCCO Awards will take place on Friday 17 November at the Normandy Hotel, Renfrew.

To enter the ROCCO Awards simply click the category name to download an application form. Please complete the form digitally and return it to awards@roccoawards.com by the submission date of Friday 15 September at 5pm.

The ROCCO’s are free to enter for members based anywhere plus non-members that are based in Renfrewshire. There are 17 categories in all, below are a selection which may be of most interest to our members, each link will directly download the application form. More information on all categories can be found at the link below. 

ROCCO Award for Community Champion – sponsored by Engage Renfrewshire
ROCCO Award for Community Wealth Building – sponsored by Renfrewshire Council
ROCCO Award for Employer of the Year – sponsored by West College Scotland
ROCCO Award for Journey to Net-Zero – sponsored by Ren Zero
ROCCO Award for Outstanding Performing Business 5 or fewer employees – sponsorship available
ROCCO Award for Outstanding Performing Business <25 employees – sponsored by Terumo Aortic
ROCCO Award for Outstanding Performing Business >25 employees – sponsored by Altrad Babcock
ROCCO Award for Renfrewshire’s Favourite Business – sponsored by Braehead, opens for entries at the end of August.

If your application is selected for shortlisting you will be required to present to the judges at some point during the week commencing 30 October 2023.

Click here to see the full list of categories.

If you have any questions regarding the completion of any aspect of the required information please contact Bob Grant on 0141 847 5450 or email awards@roccoawards.com



Day Passes are now on sale for Manifesto – the Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival’s opening event. Taking place on Wednesday 4 October at CCA: Centre for Contemporary Arts in Glasgow, Manifesto is an ambitious, day-long event which will explore the questions: What does a mental health revolution look like? And how do we start one?  
Prominent artists and activists will deliver a series of creative provocations, exploring the festival’s theme of ‘revolution’ in relation to mental health. Don’t miss this inspiring and thought-provoking day of performances, live music, discussions, film screenings, participatory workshops and more.  
Book your Manifesto Day Pass here: https://www.citizenticket.com/events/scottish-mental-health-arts-festival/manifesto-day-pass/ 



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