Funding and Development – Information and Support

Welcome to the Invest in Renfrewshire Communities November newsletter, which is full to the brim with useful information, news and funding deadlines! Activities throughout November have included:

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  • Discussions with third sector groups to develop new project ideas.
  • Delivery of the External Funding Workshop (11th).  The workshops focus on National Lottery Community Fund’s Awards for All programme and Foundation Scotland’s Baillie Gifford Community Awards programme. We are currently scheduling our next round of External Funding Workshop dates for 2020 and will update you as soon as we have them confirmed.
  • The Invest in Renfrewshire Communities team in partnership with Engage Renfrewshire are hosting a joint Support Session on Monday 9 December 2019, 2pm to 4pm at InCube Business Base, 27 High Street, Paisley, PA1 2AF, 14:00 to 16:00. Guest speakers include The National Lottery Community Fund who will focus on their current Funding programmes and Climate Action Fund – we hope you can join us for a festive mince pie! During the joint Workshop the GRANTfinder service will be available and groups will have an opportunity to search for funds that fit their project idea. If you would like to find out more about GRANTfinder or if you would like book a space on the Workshop please contact the Funding and Development Officer within the Invest in Renfrewshire Communities Team: ( or email Stuart Miller, Community Capacity Development Officer at Engage Renfrewshire ( Book now – 2 spaces left!
  • Provided a review and feedback on two draft external funding applications prior to submission.

Remember, FREE one-to-one development support is available for any constituted Renfrewshire based community group looking to complete an External funding application. If you have a completed draft application and would like to arrange a review session with the Invest in Renfrewshire Funding and Development Officer, please email: