Think Health Think Nature Grant

Think Health Think Nature small grant fund has just opened. Closing date25th November. The overall aim of the fund will be to encourage

  • More people to use the outdoor environment
  • Contribute to reducing health inequalities

The fund is for projects between £1,500 and £5,000, to apply you must be a not for profit, community group or organisation providing a service or benefit within Highland Council area. The fund is available for a wide range of activities in nature including

 

  • Cycling & walking
  • Relaxation
  • Sport and physical activity
  • Gardening & farming
  • Play &outdoor learning

 

To find out more and how to apply go to

www.thinkhealththinknature.scot

Woodland Trust

They have two delivery periods per year, one in March and the other in November. They are currently taking applications for trees to be delivered in MARCH 2020. Please note that responses to applications may take a few weeks due to current high demand.

Choose your pack(s) from the list below and fill out our application form. If you can’t wait until then, or your application is unsuccessful, you can buy packs in their shop all year round.

Before you start you’ll need to:

  • Know the six digit grid reference for the land you wish to plant using the grid refernce finder
  • Have permission from the legal landowner

f you’re applying as a community group, the land needs to be accessible to the public. You should also make sure your local community are aware of your plans to plant and are happy for you to go ahead.The community involvement needs to be more than just being in sight of a public footpath or an annual open day. They are unlikely to award trees which will be planted on private land such as large gardens or paddocks, unless there is genuine public access.

https://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/plant-trees/free-trees/faq/

 

Community Assets programme

Grants from £10,000 to £1 million are available to community-led organisations to help them to address specific inequalities or disadvantages through the ownership of an asset such as buildings and land. Whilst match-funding is encouraged, grants can fund up to 100% of activity costs, including staff, training, volunteer expenses, equipment, premises costs, evaluation and overheads. Applicants will need to show clear evidence of community consultation and that the project offers the best way to deliver change.

Final Deadline: 4th October 2019

https://www.tnlcommunityfund.org.uk/funding/programmes/community-assets#section-2

8 Week Mindfulness Based Living Course

Mindfulness course starts on Wednesday 30th October, for 8 consecutive weeks 6-8pm each week at the Pulteney Centre, Huddart Street, Wick.  There are 12 spaces available, 6 places for people currently in employment and 6 places for people who are not working including people who have retired.  This course is free and includes an mindfulness based living course book. For more information contact allan@cvg.org.uk and come along to a drop in session on Wednesday 2nd October at the Pulteney Centre from 4pm-6pm to meet the tutor.

This course is fully funded by SSE  Caithness Beatrice Community Fund.

Pupil Equity Funding

Pupil Equity Funding, as part of the Scottish Government Attainment Scotland Fund,is funding allocated directly to schools to help close the poverty related attainment gap. This funding is spent at the discretion of Head Teachers working in partnership with each other and their local authority and at present Third Sector services/ activities available to them,  are held within the PEF database. If you would like your organisation’s details to be added to the database please complete and return the attached Registration form to healthadmin@highlandtsi.org.uk.

In order to support Head Teachers’ understanding and image of the work of the sector and what is on offer, we are approaching an additional way of promoting the work you do by providing your information in brochure format.If you would also like your service to be included in this booklet can you complete the attached questions and return to healthadmin@highlandtsi.org.uk  as soon as possible please. Each service will have its own page so if you have more than one service you need to complete the questions for each one.  Some of this will be included in the information you provided for the database so a cut and paste job is fine if you are happy with that. If you want a specific image or photo used on your page then please provide that with the questions being returned.

The Head Teachers were keen to receive this document and we believe that it will help them work through the information on the database in a new way which may generate more interest in what is available.