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17 April 2013

In This Issue

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Engage Page - 3 Volunteering Page - 4 Training Page - 5

Engage Renfrewshire and Renfrewshire Council would like to invite you to the:

Third Sector Welfare Reform Event

Events Pages - 6 Information Page - 7 Funding Page - 8

See below for a few of our additional support services: payroll and financial Services printing mailshot room hire e-bulletin e-alerts training PQASSO quality standard mentoring

Contact Us

This event is aimed at third sector community and voluntary organisations who deliver advice services and/or support people and families who may be affected by the changes being implemented through the Welfare Reform Act 2012. Thursday,16 May 2013 Lunch at 12:30 for a 13:00 start. Where: Places available: RSVP Deadline:

RSVP to: Admin admin@engagerenfrewshire.com 10 Falcon Crescent Paisley, PA3 1NS 0141-887-7707

Financial and Payroll Services At Engage we pride ourselves on having outstanding payroll and financial services so if you are a local business, individual or volunteer organisation then we can help. Each service we offer is unique because we understand that every business is also unique so whether you’re a large third sector business or an individual we will be able to offer a tailor made service that should suit you. We understand that payroll management can be a hassle so for a monthly fee we can:

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Engage Renfrewshire @EngageNews1 t: 0141 887 7707 f: 0141 887 8808 e: info@engagerenfrewshire.com

Renfrew Town Hall 1 delegate per group Friday, 26 April 2013

register you with HM Revenue and Customs and deal with any future correspondence, fill in forms and new legislation as well as prepare your wage slips for each employee calculate the employer/employee National Insurance, organise PAYE and statutory payments provide you with a report of the correct monthly PAYE/National Insurance to be paid to HMRC complete your employers annual year end return and prepare P14 and P60 forms on line filing

We also offer a range of complete accountancy and book-keeping services for larger organisations with more complex needs.

The next e-bulletin will be circulated on 15th May 2013 Please submit articles by 12 noon on 12th May 2013

Contact: Engage Renfrewshire Limited, 10 Falcon Crescent, Paisley, PA3 1NS Telephone: 0141 887 7707 Fax: 0141 887 8808 Email: info@engagerenfrewshire.com Website: www.engagerenfrewshire.com Scottish Charity number: SC018453 Company Registration number: 120101

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Engage Page Conferencing Facilities Why not consider our excellent conferencing facilities for your meetings or training events? Situated close to the M8 and Glasgow Airport, our facilities offer free on-site parking, fully accessible offices and a secure entry manned reception. Your visitors will receive a first class service from our front of house staff, who will meet and provide a concierge service from the front door to the appropriate meeting room. The office building is

The Glencoats Room The Glencoats room can hold approximately 14 people in a standard ‘U’ shaped format, or approximately 16 in square shaped format and is ideal for training, presentations or business meetings. With a fully integrated 50” Plasma television and sound system you can display all your PowerPoint presentations or play DVD’s.

Glencoats Room – Pricing Structure

Per Hour Half Day 9am – 1pm 1pm – 5pm Full Day 9am – 5pm

Members

Non-Members

£8.00

£11.00

£30.00

£40.00

£60.00

£80.00

Meeting Room Equipment Flip Chart, Pad & Pens

£3.00

Use of TV and Audio Equipment

Free of Charge

Laptop for Presentations

Free of Charge

Refreshment Options Tea / Coffee / Water / Biscuits

£1.00 Per Person

If you’re interested in using our services and are looking for more information or a quote then please call us on 0141 887 7707 or email info@engagerenfrewshire.com Contact: Engage Renfrewshire Limited, 10 Falcon Crescent, Paisley, PA3 1NS Telephone: 0141 887 7707 Fax: 0141 887 8808 Email: info@engagerenfrewshire.com Website: www.engagerenfrewshire.com Scottish Charity number: SC018453 Company Registration number: 120101 3


Engage Page INDEPENDENT EXAMINATIONS

Independent examination is one of the two forms of external scrutiny that may be carried out under the statutory provisions in Scotland. Broadly speaking, an independent examination involves reviewing the accounting records and the annual accounts of the charity and considering whether the annual accounts are a fair reflection of the underlying records. When carried out properly, an independent examination provides a degree of comfort that the figures in the accounts, including the Trustees’ Annual Report, present an accurate picture of the financial activity of the charity during the accounting period. ___________________________________________________________________ Please read the Independent Examination guidance on the OSCR website for further information about the requirements and best practice procedures. You can choose to view the guidance in full or read specific sections which have been written with particular groups in mind. Many accountancy organisations will provide the Independent Examination service to charities and listed below are two organisations based in the Renfrewshire who offer this service. For more information about their service and the costs please contact them directly: Fergusons Chartered Accountants (Houston) http://www.fergusonca.co.uk/ 01505 610 412 Cheetham & Co Chartered Accountants (Bridge of Weir) http:// www.cheethamandco.co.uk/ 01505 615 646 If you require any further advice regards Independent Examinations please contact us: finance@engagerenfrewshire.go.uk

Contact: Engage Renfrewshire Limited, 10 Falcon Crescent, Paisley, PA3 1NS Telephone: 0141 887 7707 Fax: 0141 887 8808 Email: info@engagerenfrewshire.com Website: www.engagerenfrewshire.com Scottish Charity number: SC018453 Company Registration number: 120101

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Volunteering Page Guide Dogs for the Blind Association Dog Exerciser

Marie Curie Cancer Care Events Marshal

Description: Ensure the guide dog is exercised in compliance with the procedures laid down by The Guide Dogs for the Blind Association, To liaise with Guide Dogs staff and the guide dog owner, To facilitate the collection and delivery of the guide dog at pre-agreed times

Description: Marshalling at Whole Hog Challenge event on Sunday 5 May 2013. Main Tasks-To assist with the set up at the start of the event if required. To take up your check point as instructed and guide participants through and ensure safety. To check off participant numbers as they go through if required. To use radio communication to keep in contact with other marshals, registration and safety officer. To assist in event close down if required.

Skills Required: Good Communicator (verbal and written), Good interpersonal skills, Good dog handling skills, Flexible, Friendly and approachable Training & Support: Regular and ongoing support from your supervisor, Payment of all out of pocket expenses, Basic induction to Guide Dogs and to the role

Skills Required: Good communication skills, An ability to work as part of a team, Ability to stand for varying periods of time.

Download the Engage Volunteering Newsletter Are you interested in volunteering in the Renfrewshire area? Want to find the latest, greatest opportunities? Each month we produce a Volunteering Newsletter which is filled with the latest opportunities in the local area, from working with children to fostering pets. There’s something for everyone We also produce original features highlighting the great work volunteers do as well as pages of information to help you get the most out of volunteering. http://www.engagerenfrewshire.com/content/resources/?cat=11

VOLUNTEERING! Engage Renfrewshire has a wide range of volunteering opportunities from a diverse selection of Organisations and Groups. From working with children to fostering pets, we have something that you can do make a real positive difference to your community. We have an expert knowledge of the available opportunities and Organisations in the local area, so our team will help you find an opportunity that’s suited to you. Registering as a volunteer with us is very simple. All you need to do is download an application form from our website (details of which are noted below) and email your completed form to info@engagerenfrewshire.com, or, alternatively call 0141 887 7707 for more information. WE LOOK FORWARD TO HEARING FROM YOU. http://www.engagerenfrewshire.com/blogs/volunteering/ Contact: Engage Renfrewshire Limited, 10 Falcon Crescent, Paisley, PA3 1NS Telephone: 0141 887 7707 Fax: 0141 887 8808 Email: info@engagerenfrewshire.com Website: www.engagerenfrewshire.com Scottish Charity number: SC018453 Company Registration number: 120101 5


Training Page

Work’s Mental! Creative Training Unlimited is delighted to bring you a unique day of interactivity and TOP speakers to focus, discuss and explore mental health and well-being at work . Thursday 16th May 2013, 9.00am – 4.00pm Centre of Contemporary Arts, Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow, G2 3JD £55.00 + vat which includes all refreshments and lunch Creative Training Unlimited, who are also celebrating their 10th business Birthday, are delighted to host this not-for-profit event, raising much needed funds for Recovery across Mental Health (www.ramh.org).

Contact: Engage Renfrewshire Limited, 10 Falcon Crescent, Paisley, PA3 1NS Telephone: 0141 887 7707 Fax: 0141 887 8808 Email: info@engagerenfrewshire.com Website: www.engagerenfrewshire.com

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Events Page Launching Play Fair our campaign in partnership with Zero Tolerance White Ribbon Scotland are working with Zero Tolerance to end gender discrimination in our children's toys! It might not sound important, but from birth we tell boys and girls how to think and feel. Girls should like pink and baking, boys should like blue and sports. Often children grow up in an environment where they feel the need to conform to this or feel less like a girl or a boy. Looking at it like this, it becomes more important. From a young age, boys are also told to be aggressive and are told a very unhealthy story about masculinity, one that is often critical of boys having anything in common with girls. It is these issues that create our sexist culture. This campaign challenges marketing companies, stores and manufacturers to take a look at the impact these toys have and asks them to stop stereotyping children. Interested? Get involved! -Join the Facebook Group -Post photos of stereotypical toys on our Tumblr We will be holding a campaign training day THIS SATURDAY the 20th of April at the Melting Point, Rose Street, Edinburgh, 1.30 - 4.30 pm. Come along and get skills to campaign and create change. To register simply email us. “Business Matters in Renfrewshire” – your local B2B event - 8th& 9th May 2013 – Paisley Town Hall – all free to attend. This is one of the Chambers main events of the year – please give it your support Day 1, 8th May 09.30-12.30, Business Conference – free to attend, speakers are: 10.00 – Deputy First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon MSP 10.30 – Shadow Foreign Secretary, Douglas Alexander MP 11.00 – Dr Walter Boettcher, Economist - Director, Research and Forecasting - Colliers International 11.30 – Sir Tom Hunter – Scottish businessman, entrepreneur & philanthropist To register for the conference simply reply to this email, all welcome Day 2, 9th May 10am-4pm, Exhibitors and seminars - free to attend To exhibit: This year all the seminars and exhibitors will be in the main hall (seminar area will be in centre of room (area will have screens around it). Number of exhibition slots available are approx. 35 - only a few have power (around perimeter). Exhibition space is limited – if you wish to exhibit please reply to this email, cost is £250+vat (at time of writing 20+ are already taken) There will be six, 45 minute seminars from 10.15 - 3.15 following a "How to...." theme, including: Seminar 1 10.15-11.00 How to Build a Brilliant Brandwith Fission Creative Seminar 2 11.15-12.00 How to Ruin Your Brand on Social Mediawith NSDesign Seminar 3 12.15-13.00 How to Grow Your Business with Invest in Renfrewshire Seminar 4 13.15-14.00 tbc Seminar 5 14.15-15.00 How to be a Great Business Leaderwith Dr Stuart Paul of UWS Seminar 6 15.15-16.00 How to Deliver Customer Service the Disney Waywith Renfrewshire Chamber Board Director & ex Diageo Supply Chain Director Colin Neill For more info and to book on the seminars please visit the link: http://www.renfrewshirechamber.com/eventB2B2013BusinessMattersinRenfrewshire.asp The twitter hashtag for the event is #b2bpaisley We have the event deliberately in Paisley Town Hall to encourage business people in to the centre of Paisley I hope you agree we have a fantastic speaker & seminar line up for you – all free to attend. Please support the event by either attending / exhibiting / sharing this email with colleagues The event will also be marketed on twitter / facebook / Linkedin / chamber website / press & leaflets Contact: Engage Renfrewshire Limited, 10 Falcon Crescent, Paisley, PA3 1NS Telephone: 0141 887 7707 Fax: 0141 887 8808 Email: info@engagerenfrewshire.com Website: www.engagerenfrewshire.com Scottish Charity number: SC018453 Company Registration number: 120101 7


Information Page

Just Enterprise are pleased to announce details of a new event in our programme of business development workshops which are aimed at assisting the growth of organisations within Scotland’s third sector: Legal Structures for the Third Sector This half day seminar is intended as an introduction to the range of legal structures currently available for the Third Sector, including the traditional ones of Company Limited by Guarantee and Development Trusts, and the newer Community Interest Company (CIC), and Scottish Charitable Incorporated Company (SCIO) structures. The seminar will also cover issues around Charitable Status, setting up a trading subsidiary, what is a Trustee, and roles and responsibilities for Directors. Where appropriate, references will be made about the social business reasons influencing such structural developments. The session will be delivered by an experienced Just Enterprise business adviser with a wealth of expertise in this area and will include a Q&A session to enable attendees to receive help on specific queries. This workshop is offered FREE of charge to members/employees of third sector/social economy organisations Venue: Training Room 2, Enterprise House, Southbank Business Park, Kirkintilloch, G66 1XG Date: Thursday 9th May 2013 Time: 10.00am to 1.00pm To book your delegate place: Click here to complete the on-line booking form Visit the Just Enterprise website at www.justenterprise.org/learning or call Just Enterprise direct on 0141 425 2939

Contact: Engage Renfrewshire Limited, 10 Falcon Crescent, Paisley, PA3 1NS Telephone: 0141 887 7707 Fax: 0141 887 8808 Email: info@engagerenfrewshire.com Website: www.engagerenfrewshire.com Scottish Charity number: SC018453 Company Registration number: 120101

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Funding Page

VAF runs a number of Open Grants Programmes – the Volunteering Cluster Support, the Volunteering Support Grant and the Glasgow Third Sector Transformation Fund. These are funds which VAF manages and are open to application from eligible groups and organisations. The funding and support VAF provides enables community based organisations to involve volunteers, undertake projects that challenge inequalities and overcome barriers to being involved in community life. This Fund is open to support third sector organisations to create new volunteering projects; increase the diversity of their volunteers (especially those experiencing disadvantage); and improve opportunities, skills and personal development through volunteering. The Fund will also help organisations enhance their services and improve their capacity to deploy, support and train volunteers. Organisations with an annual income of under £250,000 can apply, although priority will be given to those with an income under £100,000. The following two grant programmes are available through the Fund for up to 12 months of activity:

Volunteering Support Grant  A grant of up to £10,000 for an individual organisation.

Application deadlines: Friday 10th May 2013 and Friday 28th February 2014.

Volunteering Support Cluster 

A grant of up to £30,000 for a Cluster of four to five organisations. Application deadlines: Friday 19th July 2013 and Friday 31st January 2014.

Further information For further information about these grants, please click on the links and refer to the detailed Guidance Notes and Application Form for each in the Forms and Resources section. If you have additional queries about the Fund, would like clarification on how to complete the Application Form, or wish to discuss your project proposal with one of our Development Officers, please contact our Volunteering Team on 01383 620780 or VSFenquiries@vaf.org.uk

BIG Lottery recently launched a ‘Support and Connect Fund’. This has a £10 million budget aimed at ‘helping to tackle growing number facing hardship’. There are two deadlines:- A fast track date of 10th May 2013 and 6th September 2013 We would like to gain an overview of those organisations and agencies within Renfrewshire who are planning to apply to the fast-track deadline. We would therefore appreciate if you are applying, to contact Stuart Miller on 0141 887 7707 or smiller@engagerenfrewshire.com by Friday 19th April 2013 to confirm only, that you are applying. If you are considering applying to either deadlines dates and would welcome assistance with any parts of the form then please contact Stuart Miller or Joe Ferrie on 0141 887 7707.

Contact: Engage Renfrewshire Limited, 10 Falcon Crescent, Paisley, PA3 1NS Telephone: 0141 887 7707 Fax: 0141 887 8808 Email: info@engagerenfrewshire.com Website: www.engagerenfrewshire.com Scottish Charity number: SC018453 Company Registration number: 120101 9


If you have any good news stories, events or general information you wish to share with the sector please submit them by 12 noon on 12th May 2013 for inclusion in our next e-bulletin

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