Nominations open for the Scottish Charity Awards 2018 

There are eight award categories – Charity of the Year, Charity Champion, Demonstrating Digital, Pioneering Project, Terrific Trustee, Leading Light, Celebrating Communities and Cracking Campaign – with the closing date for applications being 29 March. All finalists will then be entered into the running for the People’s Choice Award (sponsored by Charities Aid Foundation), which gives the public the chance to vote for their favourite charity.

To find out how to apply and more information go to,

Pulteney Centre, Pensioners Lunch Club

Pulteneytown People's Project is now running a pensioners Lunch Club every Wednesday from 12noon-2.30pm. If you are a pensioner living in Wick who is unable to get to mainstream activities due to no suitable transport, have mobility or health issues which may prevent you attending activities, are an unpaid carer who would benefit from some free time knowing that the person you care for is in a safe environment, are a pensioner within the local vicinity who would like to come along to a lunch club and meet new people, then this could be for you. Transport can be provided.

To find out more contact Jennifer Harvey, 07501494014.

OSCR to introduce online registration later this year

OSCR to introduce online registration later this year – Third Force News, Scotland’s charity regulator is to make new registrations easier – via online applications. The Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR) says it expects to launch the new facility later this year.

It aims to make registration as simple as possible for the applicant while also allowing the streamlining of decision making processes within OSCR.

OSCR’s website says: “We see this as an exciting development in our aim to improve our services." It is also looking for people to test the new system and to give their views whether they help organisations apply for charitable status, have recent experience of applying for charitable status or are thinking of making an application. 


CVG volunteer contact

Due to technical difficulties Catherine [the volunteer development officer at CVG] is unable to access telephone voicemail.  Apologies if she has not returned your message.  Please call the direct number 01955 609968 at the moment.