British Red Cross Digital Training

British Red Cross are running free digital classrooms which are available for adults 19 plus and young people aged between 10-19. This is an opportunity to learn new skills and connect with others. The digital sessions are run via zoom or teams. The group can join with their devices individually or a Red Cross educator can present to an entire group if they are all in the same location.

Free digital sessions for children and young people (aged 10-19) years old cover a range of topics including:

  • first aid
  • empathy and migration
  • tackling loneliness

A range of digital education session for adults, including a brand-new workshop, Adapt & recover from adversity.

  • Adapt & recover from adversity: reflect on how the Pandemic has impacted on you, and learn skills to help yourself and others adapt to returning to normality.
  • First aid: learn essential, life-saving skills to help in an emergency.
  • Tackling loneliness digitally: during this time, many more of us are feeling lonely and isolated. This workshop provides the opportunity to speak openly about how it might feel to be lonely or isolated and learn skills to help others who may be suffering.

Tea, learn and connect: an informal session which takes place every Wednesday on Zoom. A safe space for adults to see familiar faces, chat with others and learn new things. Available for individual bookings only.

Caithness Rural Transport

Caithness Rural Transport is still offering free transport for people to attend  their vaccine who have difficulty getting to an appointment particularly with these weather conditions. This is available throughout Caithness.  Coreen Campbell coordinator for Rural Transport says we are grateful for the funding we have in place to help those with their first jabs and welcome helping anyone needing it now or for their second dose.  It was lovely to see so many folk out and about and using the service again. The passengers that have used the service have been highly delighted and most appreciative, they were expressing their thanks to the drivers who had been a great assistance to them especially in the bad weather.  All our drivers and vehicles have the required Covid procedures in place. To book a trip please contact Coreen |Campbell 07856740649, Monday to Friday 8.30am to 2.30pm



Farr North Community Development Trust posts

Trust Manager/Development Officer

Farr North Community Development Trust has recently secured funding to employ a Trust Manager, (22 month contract/£19 per hour), and a Development Officer, (21 month contract/£16 per hour).  The posts are 25 hours per week on a self employed basis. This is an exciting opportunity to develop community services in North Sutherland.  Successful candidates will be expected to work from home initially.  If you require further information and/or wish to apply please email the Farr North Community Development Trust  (Closing date 19/02/21)



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 there is no date for this yet.