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Our Children - 02 August

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

 Third sector and community organisations can play a vital role in supporting families within their local communities and are able to use knowledge and connections to build a network of support around vulnerable families.
Who can apply?
Applications are open to voluntary and community groups and organisations (i.e. voluntary or community organisations; registered charities; groups or clubs; not-for-profit companies or Community Interest Companies, and, Community Councils) that are constituted and have a bank account.
Your application should be in line with the 10 principles of holistic family support. In addition, you must ensure that your application demonstrates your family engagement and safeguarding procedures.
How much can be applied for?
There will be access to two funds; one for smaller grassroot projects; one for scaling up implementation of evidenced based parenting support; and one for projects focusing on step change. Organisations can make joint applications however can only apply for one of the two funds.
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.
How to apply
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.
Funding will be awarded in two tranches, the first amount to be used from September 2023 to June 2024 and the second amount to be used between July 2024 and March 2025.
Access to the second tranche will be dependent on you meeting the funding criteria during the first tranche.

The online application form can be found here https://forms.office.com/e/Npt0tUsJtX
Full guidance can be found here
Additional information which may be useful in your application can be found here:
Renfrewshire Childrens Services Partnership Plan 2023-2026

Fair Work First: the approach and what it aims to achieve - Fair Work First guidance

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