SSE Beatrice Partnership Fund Open

Beatrice Partnership Fund has reopened for the final time. The fund supports projects that are based in the East Coast of Caithness and Sutherland  plus the following Community Council areas in  Rosshire,  Edderton, Tain, Inver and Tarbat.
The fund is for projects which create or enhance opportunities for education and employment through activities focused on improving an individual’s chances of entering the workplace or further professional development. Empower fragile communities to become more resilient and to protect their vulnerable residents through measures which demonstrate long term social, environmental or economic improvements, Stimulate meaningful regeneration through actions which improve or enhance local infrastructure, landscape, biodiversity, or heritage to make a lasting difference to the places we live, work and visit

For full guidance go to Beatrice Partnership | SSE Renewables The closing date for the fund is Wednesday 28th April at 12 noon. You can apply  for funding from £10,000 – £50,000

If you would like to attend  an information session delivered by SSE to get guidance and advice on how to submit a good application to this fund then please contact yvonne@cvg.org.uk there is no date for this yet.

Reminder that Free PVG training is available to Groups

Volunteer Scotland is continuing to offer ongoing training and PVG support for organisations.  This is especially helpful for the lead contact within the organisation.  Including  zoom drop-in Sessions each Thursday from 11.30-12.30.

In addition Catherine at CVG is the local contact point for  information about Disclosures and PVGs.   Check out the volunteer Scotland website to find out about the training available.  https://www.volunteerscotland.net/for-organisations/training-courses/disclosure-services-training/

Caithness Rural Transport

Caithness Rural Transport has secured funding from the Highland Council to provide free transport for over 70’s and those with disabilities to get to their vaccine appointments if they have no other available transport.   This will be on a first come first served basis and obviously CRT have limited capacity so if people already have access to either their own transport or can get a lift from family or friends within their bubble then that is great. Bookings can be made by Email – coreen@cvg.org.uk Phone – 078 567 40649