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  • Local residents wanted to represent communities on decision making panel

    Monday, 14 April

    Two vacancies have arisen for community representatives to serve on a locally elected panel making decisions about funding from the E.ON Camster Community Fund; one representative is sought from the Watten Community Council area and one from the Tannach & District Community Council area.

  • 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.

  • Nominations are being sought for the Jean Macdonald cup.

    Tuesday, 1 April

    Nominations are being sought for the Jean Macdonald Cup for community volunteers in Caithness who work with vulnerable people.

  • Post for Community Networker Caithness

    Tuesday, 1 April

    The Highland Third Sector Partnership on behalf of the

    Reshaping Care for Older People Partnership Highland,Community Networker (Caithness), (21,819 Pro Rata) fixed term initially till March 2015 - 25 hrs

  • 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.

  • Voluntary Sector Development Funding 2013/2014

    Tuesday, 30 July

    The Scottish Government has confirmed that around £950k will be provided for Voluntary Sector Development Funding (VSDF) to support voluntary sector organisations, registered with the Care Inspectorate to provide social services. Small and medium-sized organisations in particular are encouraged to apply.

  • COULD YOU HELP SHAPE THE FUTURE OF THE VOLUNTARY ARTS SECTOR?

    Wednesday, 17 July

    Voluntary Arts Scotland is planning for the future – and recruiting new Advisory Group members who are passionate about amateur arts and crafts.

  • Do you know someone who deserves to be honoured?

    Wednesday, 17 July

    DO you know someone in Caithness who you think deserves to be recognised for their valuable voluntary or community work?

  • Camster Community Fund

    Wednesday, 5 June

    The funding will benefit charities and community groups in the Latheron, Lybster & Clyth; Watten, and Tannach and District Community Council areas.  The Fund is expected to distribute around £150,000 per annum for the next 25 years.

  • Volunteer Recruitment Fayre & Information Event

    Friday, 26 April

    Volunteer recruitment Fayre & Information Event Thursday 2nd May- British Legion, Thurso 12-4pm
    Thursday 9th May , Harpers, Back Bridge Street, Wick 12-4pm
    Drop-in and meet local Voluntary Groups looking to Recruit volunteers,and also information on Older Adult services will be available.

  • 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 http://www.futureofscotland.org

  • 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.