new volunteering opportunity

North Highland Cancer information & Support Centre

This valued charity located in Thurso offers free support to people[and family members] with Cancer.   The organisation  are seeking new volunteers to help people with [or in remission from] cancer or family members struggling with the physical, financial or emotional aspects of this illness.  If you have a confidential ear, a caring nature and are good with people then you could help  at the centre.  You can also help with making tea/coffee and general volunteering .  Experience of Cancer an advantage but not essential.    If you feel you could offer a couple of hours a week please get in touch with Catherine 

Event Scotland

EventScotland – National Events Programme Funding of £4,000 – £25,000 is available to support sporting and cultural events which take place out with the cities of Edinburgh and Glasgow and drive domestic tourism within Scotland. It is a development programme and therefore does not provide long-term or core funding. It is designed to support additional elements or new activity specifically intended to strategically grow events. Deadline: 6th February 2020

National Lottery 25th birthday fund

The National Lottery’s 25th birthday has a one-off fund offering grants up to £1,000, and open to anyone with a great idea to make a difference in their local community.

The application is short and simple, and you can apply even if you are unconstituted, or have another grant from us.

#CelebrateNationalLottery25 has opened at 10am on Saturday 23 November, and the deadline for applications is Friday 6 December at 2pm.

Everyone who submits an eligible application will be entered into a ‘lottery draw’, which will take place after the deadline closes. They will fund over 2000 projects across the UK.

The fund is very broad. They can pay for any event, activity or item, costing between £100 and £1,000 that will bring people together between 1 February and 18 November 2020. This could include all sorts of things, like a community party or gala day, a lunch club, or equipment for litter pick up.

How do you apply?

Free Child protection Course

Free Child Protection Course for community groups 

Friday 24th January, Pulteney Centre, Wick

Wick 10am -noon

Course will cover

  • What is child abuse and signs and symptoms
  • Responding to the child
  • Reporting and recording procedures
  • Codes of conduct for staff
  • Why  do we need to consider child protection?


This course is free

To book a place or find out more contact

Yvonne Hendry: 01955 609960,