Capacity Building

Engage Renfrewshire supports charities and community groups to build capacity and to be safe, by providing information, advice and training, for everything from constitutions to funding.

We can help you achieve the change you would like to see in your local community.

At Engage we can support you with

  • Establishing a new group
  • Developing your group’s capacity and resources
  • Setting up your constitution
  • Becoming a Scottish registered charity
  • Navigating local community planning structures
  • Applying for voluntary and statutory funding
  • Setting up your bookkeeping and financial systems
  • Developing sustainability for your group
  • Other advice and support

We also organise free training courses to give you the skills you need to operate more effectively and to strengthen your service delivery. Learning programmes include:

  • Governance/Committee skills
  • Responsibilities of the Board of Directors
  • Food and Hygiene
  • First Aid
  • Policy development

Have a look at what’s coming up using our training calendar HERE.

Plus we help you source funding by providing

  • Grantfinder sessions; funding directory searches for even obscure projects
  • Funding fairs and 1:1 sessions with the funders themselves
  • Feedback and comments on your draft funding applications

Have a look at our quickguides and the funding toolkit HERE

For further information contact or 0141 887 7707. Sign up for our weekly e-alert with funding links, training dates and other information HERE. 

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Engage Hub

Our office in Paisley is a hub for local and national organisations including Shelter Scotland, West College Scotland, Prince's Trust, Renfrewshire Access Panel and the Scottish Football Association.

A fully equipped meeting room is available for hire with discounted rates given to members. 

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