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  • Adult Learning Opportunity

    Tuesday, 3 March

    This is an opportunity for people to assist tutoring adults in numeracy and literacy.

  • The Leanne Fund

    Wednesday, 28 January

    The Leanne Fund are marking their 5th anniversary with the launch of a fundraising campaign to support young people living with Cystic Fibrosis.

  • Wind Farm Cash Making a Lasting Difference to Local Community.

    Tuesday, 20 January

    Local groups and charities are celebrating awards from the E.ON Camster Community Fund. 

  • Spirit of 2012 Trust

    Tuesday, 20 January

    Foundation Scotland’s proposal that Caithness become a rural partner in their UK-wide Fourteen programme is being formally launched on Monday.

  • Guidance from ACAS on travel disruption to work

    Wednesday, 14 January

    From time to time, travel disruption can affect an employees ability to get to work on time, or in some cases at all.

  • Funding for places of worship

    Tuesday, 13 January

    The Go For It Fund’s next Main and Continuation Grant application deadline is Friday 27 February 2015.

  • Living It Up

    Tuesday, 13 January is a digital service that’s full of ideas to help keep over 50’s happier, healthier and safer.

  • The Scottish Charity Awards are now open for nominations.

    Tuesday, 13 January

    The awards are an opportunity to highlight your successes and acknowledge the hard work of staff and volunteers.
    There are five categories:

  • Digital Internships for the third sector

    Wednesday, 12 November

    Let’s Get Digital is a business growth support initiative, funded by the European Regional Development Fund

  • WW1 Exhibition in Telford House from 10-14th November 2014

    Wednesday, 5 November

    For one week from Monday 10th - froday 14th November, there is an exhibition of 1st World War images, memorabelia and information relating to the People of Wick during WW1.  Also showing throughout the week will be a slide show with images of local people during the War.
    This is an opportunity to come along and look at local history at you leisure.  Free admission.

  • WW1 Exhibition ‘Wickers at War’ 10-14th November 2014 [free admission[]

    Tuesday, 4 November

    WW1 Exhibition ‘Wicker at War’  10-14th NOVember 2014

  • ALISS data base

    Tuesday, 4 November

    ALISS is a resource to find out what is on offer in Caithness for older people.

  • National Minimum Wage Increase from 1st October 2014

    Tuesday, 14 October

    The National Minimum Wage rate per hour depends on your age and whether you’re an apprentice – you must be at least school leaving age to get it.

  • Social Enterprise Consultation.

    Tuesday, 14 October

    number of organisations active in supporting social enterprise in Scotland

  • Home-Start Caithness

    Monday, 15 September

    Home-Start Caithness looking for new trustees

  • SURF Awards

    Monday, 25 August

    SURF is currently welcoming applications to the 2014 SURF Awards for Best Practice in Community Regeneration


    Wednesday, 20 August
  • Big Lottery funding tips

    Tuesday, 19 August

    Six dos and don’ts when applying.

  • ALISS data base

    Monday, 18 August

    ALISS (A Local Information System for Scotland) is a search and collaboration tool for Health and Wellbeing resources in Scotland

  • support for start up social enterprises

    Monday, 2 June

    Just Enterprise helps start-up social enterprises as well as giving assistance to develop and grow your existing social enterprise

  • support for start up social enterprises

    Monday, 2 June

    Just Enterprise helps start-up social enterprises as well as giving assistance to develop and grow your existing social enterprise


    Monday, 2 June

    The Big Lottery Fund are consulting on their next funding strategy,


    Monday, 2 June

    A group of volunteers has produced the very first community-led charter on community benefit funds.

  • Employment Tribunal changes

    Wednesday, 7 May

    From 6th May anyone who wants to lodge an employment tribunal claim will have to contact Acas to try early conciliation

  • Pausing applications to Awards for All

    Wednesday, 9 April

    Awards for All in Scotland and will not accept new applications to this programme from noon on the 9th of May.

  • Community groups encouraged to apply to wind farm fund.

    Wednesday, 29 January

    Community groups and charities serving those within Latheron, Lybster and Clyth; and Tannach and District Community Council areas are being encouraged to apply to the next round of the E.On Camster Community Fund.

  • Delays with Big Lottery applications

    Tuesday, 21 January

    The implementation of a new funding management system means it is taking longer than usual to get back to applicants at “all stages and in all programmes” – including Awards for All and Reaching Communities.

  • Caithness Drug and Alcohol drop in service

    Tuesday, 17 December

    NHS Highland is offering a drop in service in Thurso for people worried about their own or someone else’s alchohol or drug use.

  • Wick family Centre

    Tuesday, 22 January

    Wick Family Centre has been taken over by a new company called No Limits Caithness.

  • Mini Bus for hire

    Tuesday, 18 September

    Caithness Rural Transport has a 10-seat minibus for hire that is wheelchair accessible

  • ACAS guidance on mental health at work.

    Tuesday, 10 July

    Download guidance on ACAS website.

  • Second World War Air Raid Victims Wick Grant awarded

    Tuesday, 29 May

    Grant from Dounreay Communities fund to go towards garden maintenance.

  • Wick Swimming club awarded grant 2014 Communities fund

    Tuesday, 29 May

    The award will be used for coaching volunteers.

  • New Lottery 6 million fund just open for children under 8 years.

    Tuesday, 29 May

    The fund will offer grassroots projects the chance to apply for funding of between £250 to £10,000.

  • Caithness Rural Transport new mini-bus

    Tuesday, 24 April

    Caithness rural transport has a new 10 seat mini bus available for hire.

  • Future of Scotland goes live

    Tuesday, 6 March

    The Future of Scotland coalition has launched its website

  • The Woodland Trust

    Tuesday, 6 March

    COMMUNITY groups and schools in Caithness are being given a chance to take part in a national tree-planting scheme to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.
    The Woodland Trust is marking the historic occasion by helping millions of people across the UK to come together to plant six million trees in the Jubilee Woods project.

  • OSCR

    Monday, 9 January

    From 1st January existing charitable companies and charitable industrial and provident societies will also be able to apply to OSCR to convert to SCIO form.

  • Caithness Volunteer Centre

    Tuesday, 9 August

    The Caithness Volunteer Centre is still located in Telford House Wick.  It is no longer called Volunteering Highland and has new contact details. 
    We are able to provide Voluntary Groups and individuals wishing to volunteer with the following services:

  • Just Enterprise will deliver business support and learning services across Scotland

    Thursday, 30 June

    The new Scottish Government contract for Business Support services for Enterprising Third Sector Organisations has been secured by the Just Enterprise consortium

  • Village core Programme

    Thursday, 2 June

    This is a programme for communities of less than 300 who are looking to set up and run a community-owned rural shop

  • Big Lottery funding

    Monday, 23 May

    The scheme - The programme aims to support communities to come together around a space or place that matters to them, helping those spaces and places be better used, and the communities to improve the environment and to work together to be healthier and more active. The kinds of projects they might fund include parks and community gardens, outdoor play areas, allotments and community centres or meeting spaces.

  • New Volunteering Award

    Tuesday, 29 March

    Volunteering Highland is promoting volunteering awards in Caithness

  • protecting Vulnerable Adults scheme

    Tuesday, 29 March

    A new disclosure scheme to improve the protection of Scotland’s most vulnerable groups went live on February 28,

  • Caithness Voluntary Group office space

    Monday, 28 March

    Excellent Office space for rent at Telford House, Williamson Street, Wick

  • SROI

    Monday, 17 January

    VOLUNTARY organisations using the Social Return on Investment (SROI) model can too easily inflate the results to make their work look good.

  • Snow and getting to work

    Wednesday, 1 December

    ACAS guidance on snow and getting to work

  • Skills Development Scotland

    Tuesday, 3 August

    The Flexible Training Opportunities programme gives Scottish businesses (1-50 employees) the opportunity to apply for up to £500* towards employee training costs.