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
Question Is it not ironic that funds are being disbursed via Scottish Government when at the same time local councils are making major cuts in third sector funding and education? --------------------------------------------------------------------- --------------------------------------------------------------------- Communities in the Highlands and Islands have been awarded more than £2 million to find new ways to improve people's lives and services. The funding will benefit 22 community and third sector groups who will use the investment to deliver innovative and long-lasting projects which tackle inequality, poverty and support inclusion in the local community.
Caithness Voluntary Group, in partnership with Pulteneytown People's Project and Thurso Community Development Trust have been awarded 183,296 to employ the four full-time development workers and a part-time co-ordinator. The 12-month project will employ, a community development worker for Wick will be employed by PPP and based at the Pulteney Centre, as will a childcare development worker.
Tuesday 23rd October, 9.30am-1pm Pulteney Centre, Wick This course will cover: Discipline and grievance procedure Understand best practice in operating disciplinary and grievance procedures The right to be accompanied Define the principles required to hold a fair disciplinary interview. Dealing with absences at work The training is suitable for line managers, committee members and directors.
Budget cuts are now hitting the voluntary third sector in Caithness and the rest of Highland. Caithness Voluntary Group is member of the Highland Third Sector Interface (HTSI) and they have been informed of a 13% cut in funding.
Check out the newsletter for all the awards. http://www.caithness.org/posterads2018/saltireawards2018.pdf.
Check out the news at the link below http://www.caithness.org/posterads2018/summer2018news.pdf.
The next Community Partnership meeting is on the 9th May from 4pm - 6pm in Castletown (venue yet to be confirmed) and all members of the public are invited to attend. This will be a workshop style event and will be of particular interest to those living and working in the Castletown area as the locality plan covering that area will be discussed in a bit of detail.
See the Spring Newsletter from the volunteering section of Caithness Voluntary Group HERE HERE HERE.
FUNDING INFORMATION EVENT. Tuesday 24th April 10.00am-1pm Pulteney Centre, Wick.
Good Governance Training will be delivered in two sessions Wednesday 9th May 7pm-8.30pm. Your members what are they?, Ever wondered why you have members and why they are there How your committee works How your group is made up.
If you contact this Organisation, please let them know, you found them in the Community.Caithness.Org