resources to support you
Toolkits and Guides
Toolkits - Work through our toolkits to better understand an subject you might be unfamiliar with
Funding (pdf) Grants - Preparing and Applying
Funding (pdf) Grants - Managing, Monitoring & Reporting
Social Enterprise - Contact us now to receive the full Social Enterprise Journey.
Race Equality Toolkit Engage Renfrewshire’s IN-Ren Race Equality Toolkit aims to support employers and practitioners in Renfrewshire to better understand the barriers faced by ethnically diverse communities to accessing services. The toolkit also aims to inspire action to inform learning and inspire action to promote race equality.
Mental Health resources - Information to help navigate local mental health services
An introduction to Wellbeing A leaflet and card game have been developed to help community groups, clubs and other local organisations understand how their work contributes to the wellbeing of children and young people across Scotland.
Partnership Plans - See how Engage fits into broader local agendas
Renfrewshire HSCP 2022/25 Strategic Plan Renfrewshire HSCP 2022/25 Strategic Plan highlights how we aim to shape our services around individuals, unpaid carers and communities to support everyone in Renfrewshire to live meaningful lives and achieve their hopes and aspirations.
Introductory Guides - An introduction to elements of voluntary sector governance
Legal Structure Quick Guides - Organisational structures for Social Enterprise
Policy Templates - for editable versions please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Code of Conduct (pdf)
Complaints Policy (pdf)
Data Asset Register (xlsx)
Data Mapping Toolkit (xlsx)
Environmental Policy (pdf)
GDPR Audit Questionnaire (docx)
GDPR Privacy Notice (pdf)
Health & Safety Policy (pdf)
Home Working Policy (pdf)
IT Usage Policy (pdf)
Lobbying Policy (pdf)
Lone Working Policy (pdf)
Recruitment Policy (pdf)
Safeguarding Policy (pdf)
Volunteer Policy (pdf)
Useful Links - Other organisations who can help you with governance and development
OSCR - The Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR) are the independent regulator and registrar for over 24,000 Scottish charities. Click on the link to find out how to set up and run a charity.
Just Enterprise - Just Enterprise is delivered across Scotland by a partnership of third sector organisations. Started in 2011, Just Enterprise provides fully-funded business support to the enterprising third sector.
GCVS - GCVS can support organisations with all HR, Employment Law and Best Practice with subscription to the HR Service, access to the HR Consultancy Service and an HR Training programme covering a wide range of topics which can also be delivered on a bespoke basis.
SCVO - SCVO provides HR and employment support to voluntary sector organisations in Scotland. The service includes a free 1-2-1 HR enquiry service, online guidance, toolkits and webinars.
Collaboration The P4P Collaboration Toolkit is aimed at third sector organisations who are considering working together with others to pool resources, deliver new products/services or to do things more innovatively.
Contact Scotland With 1 in 6 of the population being deaf, we provide a quality, effective and seamless platform in interacting with Deaf and Deafblind BSL users, who use and access all business services. This also means businesses can connect with our interpreters to contact deaf people. Contact Scotland BSL is Scotland-wide cross-service, brought to you by Sign Language Interactions (SLi).
Volunteering - Information and resources to support your volunteering programme
Renfrewshire Volunteering Opportunities - View the current opportunities and add your own volunteering vacancies.
Volunteer Friendly Award - Learn more about the VF Award that supports, recognises and rewards groups who are good at involving volunteers.
Volunteers' Week - Find out more about this annual campaign that showcases and celebrates volunteering.
Trustees' Week - Discover more about how to showcase your brilliant Trustees as part of this national campaign, celebrated annually in November.
Community Asset Transfer
What is Community Asset Transfer? (pdf) Community Asset Transfer is where responsibility for an asset transfers from the Council to a community group or voluntary organisation