Community Groups News
There have been a growing number of funds available to groups in Caithness in recent years with more to come as more wind farms come on stream. The problem for anyone looking for funding is where to start.
Regeneration projects in disadvantaged and rural communities across Scotland will receive a share of almost £27 million funding. The investment will support schemes tackling child poverty and addressing issues like addiction and suicide prevention, while creating jobs and growing local economies.
Unfortunately Bill Was not able to attend the gala this year to take photos. However thanks to Alistair Sinclair for sending his photos for a gallery.
SSE Renewables has awarded more than £1.5 million to 20 ‘transformational' projects across the Highlands. It comes in a bid to help communities respond to the climate emergency, with the projects ranging from decarbonising heat in community facilities in Golspie to the creation of active travel routes in Skye.
Do you need to recruit new Volunteers For your organisation? CVG are organising a drop-in event in Multitown Peoples Project on Wednesday 4th May. This is an opportunity for you to come along in person and or send in leaflets and information about your volunteering opportunities.
We are looking to boost our volunteer members. Our success in delivering groups and clubs here at the centre has always been enhanced by the life skills and knowledge of our volunteers.
Community groups across the Highlands are coming together as part of a new climate movement to help reduce waste and tackle a throwaway culture. The Highland Community Waste Partnership, led by Keep Scotland Beautiful, is being made possible by a £1,498,568 award, announced today (Tue 25 January) by The National Lottery Community Fund.
A local trust in Caithness will be taking forward ambitious ideas for Dunnet Forest, after becoming owners of the popular woodland on 25 February. The Dunnet Forestry Trust took ownership of the 105 hectare forest following completion of a community asset transfer agreement with NatureScot.
The Caithness International Science Festival has gone digital for 2021. Monday 1st March to Wednesday 31st March.
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.
An American millionaire Dr Betsee Parker has donated £40,000 to Pulteney Centre after opening the doors of her private residence to producers of the Netflix hit drama The Crown. Dr Betsee Parker is an Episcopalian minister and philanthropist from Virginia, bought Ackergill Tower in early 2019 from Clarenco after it ceased trading.
Robertson Trust is now open for applications. The funds available are: Wee Grants For constituted community groups and charities with an annual income of less than £25,000 Funding of up to £2,000 for one year only Could cover revenue* or capital costs to support your work.
The Rotary Club of Thurso is sad to announce that we are unable to present a public Fireworks Display this year, due to Coronavirus. Like all other events in our calendar which have been lost to the virus, our annual Fireworks Event will be greatly missed.
HTSI are very excited to bring you a series of Monday Masterclasses, training centred around supporting community groups. Set up a new group recently? Working to support your community? Want an update on current best practice in supporting community groups? Then HTSI's FREE Monday masterclasses are for you! Julie at Caithness Voluntary Group is doing two of these classes that are open to everyone in the Highlands and are free.