Caithness Voluntary Group
Caithness Voluntary Group exists to support the voluntary sector in Caithness by representing and supporting voluntary groups and individuals interested in or actively volunteering, facilitating co-operation, and enabling citizens to access the decision making processes affecting their community.
It aims to present the common policies and concerns of voluntary organisations, to develop new ways of responding to need in partnership with statutory and other health, social work, education, environmental and recreation agencies and others concerned with the social and economic regeneration of the area.
Caithness Voluntary Group is a partner in the Highland Third Sector Partnership Highland Third Sector Partnership - www.htspinterface.org.uk/
The HTSP formed from a partnership which involved eight existing members from across the Highland region. The interface was formalised in 2012 and was officially launched on the 4th of March 2013. The Third Sector Interface works together with the eight partners to deliver, amongst other services, four specific themes of work as agreed with the Scottish Government:
�Social Enterprise Development
�Supporting and Developing a Strong Third Sector
�Building the Third Sector Relationship with Community Plan
Yvonne Hendry - 01955 609960 yvonne[AT]cvg.org.uk
Catherine Patterson 01955 605002 volunteering[AT]cvg.org.uk
Niall Smith niall[AT]cvg.org.uk
Admin, Office services - get your photo copying and printing helen[AT]cvg.org.uk
Open 9.30am - 4.00pm
Due to budget cuts - From 1 October 2018 we will now be open from 9:30 - 2:00pm Monday to Friday
Caithness Voluntary Group
News for Caithness Voluntary Group
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.
Members of Wick Wheelers cycling cub have taken possession of a rickshaw-style Triotaxi. This came about through groups in Wick working together.
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.
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.
Tuesday 3rd September 2019 10am - noon Pulteney Centre, Wick. This event, delivered by Volunteer Scotland will provide you with the opportunity to discuss the PVG Disclosure Bill in greater detail.
Good Governance Training will be delivered on Tuesday 3rd September, Pulteney Centre 7pm-8.30pm. Your members what are they?, Ever wondered why you have members and why they are there.
Caithness Voluntary Group have just published the following opportunities in their latest newsletter. Caithness and North Sutherland Fund The CNSFund was established by the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority, DSRL and Dounreay Stakeholder Group to distribute a £4m funding package to community organisations for projects that will increase the attractiveness of Caithness and North Sutherland as a place to live, work and invest.
If you contact this Organisation, please let them know, you found them in the Community.Caithness.Org