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IN-Ren Newsletter - 30 June

IN-Ren Meeting

The next IN-Ren Network meeting is on:

Monday 17 July 2023 from 15:00-16:00

Please contact Zaffir - zhakim@engagerenfrewshire.com to register.



Minority Ethnic Matters Overview - 26 June 


Renfrewshire Third Sector Asylum Seekers Network 

26 July 10am – 12pm
Location: TBC
Do you work with a charity organisation looking to work with asylum seekers and keen on gaining more insight and develop links and better support? The Renfrewshire Third Sector Asylum Network is co-chaired by Engage Renfrewshire and Mears and looks to create a network of support and partnership opportunities to aid the lived experience of asylum seekers residing in Renfrewshire.  The aim of this network is to draw support, while working together to meet key needs and promote the personal development of this client group. As such, we would be delighted to invite you to join the discussion and meet quarterly as part of this newly developed network.
For more information or to register for a place, please contact: info@engagerenfrewshire.com by 20 July to register a place.


SAMH mental health training running from July - December 2023

 All courses are open to all staff across Greater Glasgow and Clyde including Third sector and Voluntary organisations and are free to attend.
From July - December 2023 the following courses will be on offer:

  • Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training 
  • Scottish Mental Health First Aid (Adult)
  • Trauma and Mental Health 
  • Mental Health: Supporting Others 
  • Introduction to Suicide Prevention 
  • Looking After Your Wellbeing 

Please visit Mental Health Training - SAMH to download the promotional flyer which provides details on courses descriptors, dates and booking information.


Leadership course for women with learning disabilities

SCLD and People First (Scotland) are now accepting applications for Power Women! gender-based violence and learning disability course.
Applications are open until Friday 28 July.

To find out more and access the application form, please see the attached recruitment pack, or access website: https://www.scld.org.uk/gender-based-violence-project/
The course runs 10.30 -1.30pm, every Friday from 08 September to 27 October 2023.


CyberScotland Partnership funding initiative now inviting proposals            
The Scottish Government in collaboration with the CyberScotland Partnership are delighted to announce this call to funding aimed at bolstering cyber resilience across the nation.

Organisations are invited to submit proposals for grant-funded activity which delivers progress on specific aims and outcomes of The Strategic Framework for a Cyber Resilient Scotland and receive funding ranging from £5,000 to £50,000. 

With a focus on enhancing cyber resilience in specific target groups, we encourage applicants to address the outlined areas of priority:

  • People for whom English is not their first language.
  • People living in rural and/or remote communities.
  • People living in areas of social deprivation.
  • Disabled people and people with specific learning needs.
  • Minority ethnic people.

Collaborative proposals are also welcomed, fostering the spirit of cooperation and knowledge sharing within the cyber security community.
For more details visit the CyberScotland Partnership funding initiative now inviting proposals – Cyber Scotland

The Outline Proposal Form is available for download (see link above), and submissions must be sent to cyberscotland@gov.scot by midnight on July 24, 2023


Funding to Support Youth Organisations
Not for profit youth organisations supporting disadvantaged young people (aged 14 – 25) can apply for grants of up to £150,000 spread over three years to assist young people who face complex transitions to adulthood. The purpose of the fund is to aid youth organisations to sustain or expand their work. The Foundation provides core funding to organisations that aim for sustainability, growth, and impact. The funding is being made available through the Paul Hamlyn Foundation Youth Fund. The Foundation will prioritise work that takes place outside of London. There are no deadlines, and applications can be submitted at any time.  

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