Free Child Protection Training

Training will take place on Monday 17th September, 9.30am-10.30 am at the pulteney centre, Wick. The Course will cover

  • What is Child Abuse & Signs and Symptoms
  • Responding to the child
  • Reporting & recording procedures
  • Codes of conduct for staff
  • Why  do we need to consider Child Protection

To Book a place or find out more information contact, Yvonne Hendry 01955 609960, yvonne@cvg.org.uk

funded from Caithness Beatrice Community Fund.

Funding of up to £3K is available for each Community Partnership in Highland

Funding of up to £3K is available for each Community Partnership in Highland to work with young people in their areas and local youth forums to celebrate the Year of Young People in 2018. 

It is to support you financially to organise and run a fun event bringing young people together within their community and which reflects ‘Participation’, one of the key themes of YOYP 2018.

our event must involve young people in the planning and be accessible to all young people in your partnership area.our event must promote the YOYP 2018    for more information go to info@highlifehighland.com.

 

 

Highland Cross Funding

 

Highland Cross – Call to charities that wish to apply for funding

With the 36th Highland Cross safely delivered the Highland Cross Organising Committee is looking ahead to the 37th staging of the event on 22nd June 2019!

They are calling on registered charities or SCIOs that provide medical or social services for the benefit of the people of Highland to apply for funding. Previous applicants to Highland Cross, whether successful or unsuccessful, are welcome to apply.

Highland Cross can only provide capital funds and cannot support revenue or staff costs.  Applications must be with Highland Cross by 30th September 2018.

Applications to be a major beneficiary from Highland Cross 2019

Charities or SCIOs that provide medical or social services for the benefit of the people of Highland can apply to become a major beneficiary from Highland Cross 2019 which will take place on 22nd June 2019.  A potential major beneficiary will usually be seeking a sum in the region of £20 000 to £50 000. Funding will not be available until the autumn of 2019.

Charities or SCIOs looking for smaller sums can also apply for grants from the funds left over from the 2018 event by applying by the same date.

The application forms and full funding guidelines are available on the Highland Cross website on the “Charities” page.

For further information on Highland Cross please contact:

Highland Cross Website: www.highlandcross.co.uk

Calum Munro on 07974 800239 or e mail calummunro@btinternet.com

Elizabeth Christie on 07729 892702 or e mail info@highlandcross.co.uk

New Opening Hours

Caithness Voluntary Group are no different to any other organisation in the third sector facing difficult financial times.  We are partly funded by the Scottish Government via Highland Third Sector Interface (HTSI) and partly funded by our own enterprise such as rental income.  We have recenty been informed by HTSI that our funding is being cut by 13% equivalent to £11,600.  Our sister organisations in the Highlands are also facing cuts as HTSI look to centralise work at their base in Dingwall.  This is obviously a worrying development not only for CVG but for the groups and individuals we support and something about which we will be making representations to our elected officials and the Scottish Government.

We are determined to continue to support the vital Community sector in Caithness but need to balance our budget.  One of the measures that we are taking is changing our office hours.  From 1 October we will now be open from 9.30 – 2pm Monday to Friday.  During those hours Helen and Mary will be delighted to help you with services including typing, photocopying, printing of newsletters, quizzes etc, laminating, mailing lists/labels, scanning, tickets and programmes.  We also have an Umnrella lottery licence. 

Small fund for Scotlands Historic Environment

Historic Environment Scotland – Organisation Support Fund | £4,000 | 30 September 2018

Providing financial support to organisations responsible for the operation, management or safeguarding of historic environment assets is a vital part of our wider efforts to safeguard Scotland’s historic environment and promote its understanding and enjoyment.

The Organisational Support Fund can provide financial support to organisations responsible for the operation, management or safeguarding of historic environment assets to assist in the delivery of defined projects/activities and/or to provide resilience funding.

Grant funding for organisations experiencing financial or organisational difficulties. Examples of the challenges that this funding could assist in addressing include:

  • Closing short term financial deficits;
  • Property, plant or equipment required to ensure that public access or engagement with the historic environment can continue in the long-term;
  • Equipment required to pursue identified and quantified business development opportunities; and
  • Addressing organisational capacity issues to respond to existing challenges or new opportunities.

Resilience funding is time limited and we would expect grantees to address the underlying issues that created the need for resilience funding. As with the Project/Activity funding, we would also expect it to relate to HES’s grant outcomes.

More information: https://www.historicenvironment.scot/grants-and-funding/our-grants/organisational-support-fund#overview_tab