Vote for John O Groats Mill Trust

The Ecclesiastical 'Movement for Good' Fund is giving away £1m to great causes all they need is as much support & nominations as possible. £1000 would go a long way!

Here is what you need to do:

1. Visit : www.ecclesiastical.com/movement-for-good
2. Click 'Nominate Now'.
3. Fill in the form.  Charity Number is: SC047345
4. Confirm!

Simple! It should only take 2 or 3 minutes. The closing date for nominations is 17th May. This gives lots of time to drum up as much nominations as possible and if everyone passed the details onto their families/friends/neighbours/pets they could be in with a serious chance of gaining £1000.

 

MFR Cash For Kids

MFR Cash for Kids exists solely to help children up to and including the age of 18.

Grant applications can only be made to children that live in/registered charities that help children in the MFR broadcast area

Consideration for grants will only be given to projects aiming to help children up to the age of 18 years who are ill, disabled or disadvantaged. The next closing date for applications is 31st May. to find out more go to https://www.cashforkidsgive.co.uk/grant-application/highlands/edf7b265-0d09-482e-894a-0f58e0718144/

 

Resilient Comunities Fund, North of Scotland

The Resilient Communities Fund North of Scotland is open for applications until 23rd May. The fund will support projects that achieve one of the following criteria: 1. Vulnerability – To protect the welfare of vulnerable community members through enhancing their resilience and improving community participation and effectiveness. 2. Resilience for Emergency Events – To enhance community facilities, services and communication specifically to support the local response in the event of a significant emergency event. They are offering grants of up to £20,000 to support community resilience projects. To find out more go to https://www.ssen.co.uk/resiliencefund/

 

Volunteering Matters Action Earth 2019 is now open for applications!

Volunteering Matters Action Earth 2019 is now open for applications! Volunteering Matters Action Earth empowers people in Scotland to take action and improve their local environment through volunteering.Any group of volunteers can apply for Volunteering Matters Action Earth grants of between £50-250 to run environmentaxl activities in Scotland’s green spaces. This could include creating or improving community gardens, wildflower meadows, ponds or woodlands.

They can also offer Action Earth Enhanced Grants 2019 up to £500 for projects which can demonstrate a significant health impact through working with people who have defined health or social needs. Contact Robert Henderson if you wish to discuss eligibility and availability of this enhanced level grant.

They prioritise applications from volunteer groups who do any of the following:

•       Work in areas where there is substantial social or economic deprivation
•       Improve and develop the health and wellbeing of their local community
•       Involve disabled people, vulnerable people or those at risk of exclusion
•       Encourage and involve people under 26 in practical outdoor conservation

They also consider applications that make a major environmental impact or involve mass participation. 

https://volunteeringmatters.org.uk/project/action-earth/

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tree Planting

Newton Hill Croft Woodland are holding tree planting volunteer days on Saturday/Sunday 13th & 14th April, Saturday 21st April, 10.30am-3.30pm. The organisation recieved half their trees from the Woodland Trust and the rest from TCV. Anytimne that you can give between 10.30am to 3.30pm on the above dates would be appreciated. 

Bring along gloves, drinks, snack, suitable outdoor footwear and clothing. The cottage will be open for breaks and lunch. Tools will be be provided. Tuition will be given on activities. for further information contact Willie Bruce 01955603512