Caithness Help Groups Contacts
2nd May 2020
From Caithness Voluntary Group who have coordinated the process to get the map.
Over the past 5 - 6 weeks I have been working with an absolutely tremendous group of individuals who are throughout the county working tirelessly to ensure everyone is looked after during this crises.
The attached map details all ten lead groups that have stepped up, well done everyone.
See map for details of which groups is offering assistance in which area of Caithness.
Click Here For A Bigger Map - Easier To Read
The Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR) has today published the findings of research into the impact of COVID-19 on Scotland's charities. On 05 May 2020, OSCR emailed the principal contacts of all Scottish charities to ask for their help with completing a short survey.
RURAL community groups helping locals counter the effects of isolation as the coronavirus lockdown continues are now being offered financial support from The Prince's Countryside Fund. The charity is inviting applications for emergency funding of up to £2500.
Funding has become available for community organisations that are setting up support for vulnerable people during the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. The National Emergencies Trust Fund is now open for applications.
Highland Third Sector Interface have set up a new facebook page for Managers in the Sector in Highland, the link is here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/821385825048384/about/ I appreciate that there might be a few different pages getting set up but perhaps if you want to join this one we can keep in touch both in Caithness and with what other similar organisations in the Highlands are doing. Alan Tait Caithness Voluntary Group.
The voluntary sector will doubtless play a huge part in supporting the vulnerable in the current crises and Caithness Voluntary Group will continue to provide support but for the time being will be working slightly differently. Until further notice Telford House will be closed to all visitors .
As some of you might be aware the level and extent of funding by NHS Highland to third sector organisations has been under review for quite some time. In a couple of weeks David Park the chief officer of NHSH is coming up to Caithness to have a short meeting with some of the current organisations who do receive funding and hopefully explain how the review is going.
The Highland Council took receipt of £9,497 from the old Caithness Partnership earlier in 2019 on condition that these funds were set aside and used in a Your Cash Your Caithness funding event. The Highland Council have topped this amount up to £10,000 now to let the local community once again decide for themselves which projects are needed in their area.
Caithness Rural Transport has a new eco-friendly addition to its fleet which is now up to 10 vehicles offering a transport service in Caithness. The new electric minibus is cleaner and greener.
Members of Wick Wheelers cycling cub have taken possession of a rickshaw-style Triotaxi. This came about through groups in Wick working together.
Caithness Voluntary Group wants to find out if groups (and their representatives) are clear about their available services and also, how can services be tailored to current (possibly unmet) and future needs. The survey is aimed at anyone who participates in the running of an organisation.
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