Life Changes Trust

Life Changes Trust

This is a new grants programme for local organisations across the Highlands.  Local projects can apply for up to £15,000 to deliver work which will support people affected by dementia living in the Highland area. They know from experience that, very often it is local, grassroots organisations which, by their very nature of being local, have the most immediate impact on people living with dementia, their families and unpaid carers. These local projects may have few resources but have real potential to make a difference in the lives of local people who are affected by dementia.

They believe that supporting local organisations will deepen understanding of what is working well, and we plan to roll these events and the small grants programme out across Scotland over the next two years.  This approach to funding will also strengthen confidence among people and organisations who are already providing support to people affected by dementia in their community.  

We want to see communities get the financial support they need to really deliver on what local people affected by dementia say would make the biggest difference to their everyday lives. Applications for grants from the Highland region of between £2,000 and £15,000 can be made up until 26th April.   Please read the Guidance document thoroughly before applying –

 Enquiries can be made to Colm McBriarty –



Pupil Equity Fund

A Scottish Government fund which aims to boost the attainment levels of the most deprived pupils in 183 schools across Highland Council's region is still open. The Pupil Equity Funding (PEF) is being provided as part of the £750 million Attainment Scotland Fund which will be invested over the current parliamentary term (2016 to 2021). PEF is allocated directly to schools and targeted at closing the poverty related attainment gap. The purpose of PEF is to close the poverty related attainment gap, by improving the educational outcomes of children affected by poverty. In Highland, third sector organisations can register to become a provider to schools of services that meet the needs identified. Schools should identify the issue to be addressed, and the target group (or groups) of pupils most in need of additional support, based on an analysis of local evidence and data.
If you would like more information or would like to apply to be included in the list of PEF providers email

Tree Planting Volunteers Needed This Weekend

Newton Hill Croft Woodland are looking for volunteers to come along on Saturday or Sunday 23rd& 24th March from 10.30 -3.30pm to plant trees. [stay as long as you feel able]. Materials and equipment and training provided.  An opportunity to get out and about, work with others and support the environment.

Office Space available for Rent at CVG

Desk rentals available for Community groups at the offices of Caithness Voluntary Group, Telford House, Williamson street, Wick.   

Competitive rents that cover all building costs with a filing cabinet and WIFI also included.  Free use of a separate meeting room(subject to availability)

For more details contact Allan Tait at