Once it has been around the Commonwealth it’ll come home to Scotland on 14 June 2014 to spend 40 days visiting communities
The final Single Outcome Agreement 2013/14 - 2018/19 was agreed at the Highland Council on 27 June 2013, which can be accessed via the following link:-
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 receive it.
Caithness and Sutherland Women’s Aid are looking for some new directors to join their board.
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.
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 in Caithness who you think deserves to be recognised for their valuable voluntary or community work?
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 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 has been taken over by a new company called No Limits Caithness.
Caithness Rural Transport has a 10-seat minibus for hire that is wheelchair accessible
Download guidance on ACAS website.
Grant from Dounreay Communities fund to go towards garden maintenance.
The award will be used for coaching volunteers.
The fund will offer grassroots projects the chance to apply for funding of between £250 to £10,000.
Caithness rural transport has a new 10 seat mini bus available for hire.
The Future of Scotland coalition has launched its website http://www.futureofscotland.org
COMMUNITY groups and schools in Caithness are being given a chance to take part in a national tree-planting scheme to celebrate the Queenâ€™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.
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.
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:
The new Scottish Government contract for Business Support services for Enterprising Third Sector Organisations has been secured by the Just Enterprise consortium
This is a programme for communities of less than 300 who are looking to set up and run a community-owned rural shop
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.
Volunteering Highland is promoting volunteering awards in Caithness
A new disclosure scheme to improve the protection of Scotland’s most vulnerable groups went live on February 28,
Excellent Office space for rent at Telford House, Williamson Street, Wick
VOLUNTARY organisations using the Social Return on Investment (SROI) model can too easily inflate the results to make their work look good.
ACAS guidance on snow and getting to work
The Flexible Training Opportunities programme gives Scottish businesses (1-50 employees) the opportunity to apply for up to £500* towards employee training costs.