Funding for Woman’s Groups

Second Round of Rosa’s Woman to Woman fund opens in June 2017

Rosa is the first and only UK-wide fund for women, with a mission to leverage gender equality and social justice. Set up in 2008, they’ve distributed over £600K in grants to 100 organisations run by and for women, led the multi-million pound Tackling FGM Initiative, published evidence of inequality and reports on the case for change, as well as running the Voices from the Frontline programme to support activists. Rosa has been awarded £2.2M from VAT receipts on sanitary products, via HM Treasury and the Department for Media, Culture and Sport for a programme of grants and support to small grassroots women’s groups. The second round of the Woman to Woman fund will open in June. Find out more here.  

Volunteers needed for RNLI Summer Fayre

The Thurso branch of RNLI based at Scrabster Harbour are sending out word in advance.  They are needing additional volunteers to help with the annual Summer Fayre on Saturday 8th July between 1-4pm. Can you help with the preperation of the event, help with activities, Stalls or generally helping out before, during or after the event?

Get in touch if interested and we will put you in touch.


Local Group members -survey on Volunteer Recognition

How should adult volunteering be recognised?

Volunteer Glasgow and Voluntary Action Scotland are seeking your views to shape a national scheme to celebrate the contribution of Scotland’s adult volunteers. You can help by completing their survey which closes on 19 April.

Please take a minute to complete this survey to introduce National volunteering awards for volunteers over the age 25.  in caithness we have the Highland volunteer Awards but completeing this survey might lead to wider National recognition.

Wick Junior Badminton coaches recieve Saltire Awards

Young Badminton coaches are seen here with their Saltire certificates which were presented at the annual Wick Junior Badminton Club ceremony held in the Norseman Hotel.  The young volunteers have been supporting younger members for some time and received certificates ranging from 25 hours to 200 hours volunteering.  These nationally recognised certificates are endorsed by the Scottish government to encourage volunteering in young people aged between 12 and 25.  The Club values their support and the annual celebrations are a way to say a big 'Thank You' to members and volunteers alike.

L-R Nicolas Gunn ,Jaimie Green, Hollie Cormack, Morven Coghill, Carly Sinclair, Craig Stewart, Paul Stewart & Robbie Gunn

Living with a long term condition? Volunteers required

LGOWIT [Lets get on with it]  are looking for volunteers to help deliver training to others.  This is an opportunity to gain a recognised qualification , help others and improve your own qualifications.