Monthly Round-Up – February 2021

Funding:

Corra Foundation – The Promise Partnership – is looking to fund organisations that have committed to “Keep the Promise”  – up to £50,000 available to help create capacity, adapt approaches and work towards cultural shifts and collaboration, across the “care system.” For more information, click here.

Adapt & Thrive – is still open for those of you that still haven’t applied – you need to get your skates on though as it closes at the end of March. All eligible organisations can access funding, regardless of turnover size and the top value of grants is £75k. Click here for more information.

SCVO – Funding Scotland – If you haven’t already, register for an account with Funding Scotland. A site that lists all current and opening soon, funds for Third Sector organisations. Have a look at the website.


Support/Training:

Kickstart – (the funding to create new 6-month job placements for 16-24yr olds) has changed, so employers can now apply for a place direct to the DWP or via a local Gateway eg., West Lothian Council or West Lothian College.

P4P – now more than ever, partnership working is so important. If you are thinking about collaboration and don’t know where to start, have a look at the P4P website. You can also view new current and future tender opportunities here.

SENScot – is hosting a variety of SEN meetings over the coming months – have a look at the timetable to see if any are of interest. Also, if you didn’t know already, you can add any events your organisation is holding, onto the SENScot website. The links to this is included in all of their Thematic SEN newsletters and the weekly bulletin, so potentially attracting more attention.

Extra:

The Bridge Community Project – is looking for people, preferably with an interest in wellbeing and experience in either: Social Enterprise, Finance or Business Development, to become Trustees. If you feel you have got some spare time you could give to The Bridge, pop them over an email.

Polbeth Community HUB – is running another Mental Health First Aid course, starting on Wednesday, 10th March. Prices for these types of courses are usually in the £350 bracket but, because they have teamed up with another social enterprise, they can offer this course for £120pp – if you use the code HUB21 when booking, you get another £20 off – bargain!! For more info, contact Errin, to book, click here.

Counselling for WLSEN members – as a member benefit, we’re now able to offer counselling support for up to 6 leaders of our member social enterprises. These will be delivered by The Bridge Community Project, will consist of up to 4 sessions and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. To request, please complete the form here.