Message From Alan Tait at Caithness Voluntary Group. Sadly it seems that the Covid -19 restrictions are going to be with us by the looks of it over the winter I know a lot of groups were in abeyance since March but were starting to think about getting activities going again.
Seven community projects are to benefit from over £150k of funding following the Caithness & North Sutherland Fund's latest grant awards. CNSFund Chairperson David Glass said "Our latest grant investments will enable community groups to deliver a wide range of improvements to benefit people living in Caithness & North Sutherland.
The Scottish Government have commissioned research to help create a better understanding of the needs and costs experienced by people who live in rural and remote areas of Scotland. This research initiative is called Minimum Income Standard for Remote and Rural Scotland and updates similar work which was commissioned in 2012 by Highlands and islands Enterprise and partner organisations.
Young people at school are the winners as a result of discussions between High Life Highland and The Highland Council that will see the Charity's staff phased back into schools after the October break. Speaking about the arrangement, High Life Highland Chairman, Ian Ross said, "I am delighted that once again our partnership working arrangements with colleagues in The Highland Council mean that High Life Highland staff will be able to recommence their work with young people during the school day and within school buildings.
Despite restrictions during COVID-19, the Caithness Community Payback Team have been working throughout the County ensuring that clients sentenced to carry out unpaid work by Wick Sheriff Court have been paying back the Community. Following a three month closure and COVID-19 restrictions greatly reducing the number of clients that can be facilitated daily by the Community Payback Team - work has continued to benefit Caithness Community organisations.
announced by Aileen Campbell, Cabinet Secretary for Communities and Local Government, the Third Sector Community and Recovery Programme will open for applications later in September. As part of the programme tailored, specialist advice and financial support (grants and loans) will be available.
The Highland Alcohol and Drugs Partnership along with NHS Highland and the Highland Child Protection Committee are raising awareness of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) on 9th September. FASD is the leading known preventable cause of learning disability worldwide.
Frequently asked questions Posted on Sep 7th 2020 by Tremaine Bilham, Community Engagement Officer, Wick Street Design Thank you to all those who have contributed to this consultation so far. We've had an incredible response already (over 90 comments in just two weeks) and many of you had questions.
When the UK went into lockdown in March earlier this year it became clear that the Highland Archive had to find new ways of engaging with people. Unable to physically welcome people into buildings meant finding different ways to proactively engage with a local and international audience utilising digital platforms.
Each September "Doors Open Days" events take place across the country, giving the public behind-the-scenes access to some of Scotland's most fascinating buildings and organisations. For High Life Highland’s Archive Service, which looks after historic Highland documents dating from the 1200s to the present day, Doors Open Day is an annual highlight which sees dozens of people visit to learn more about the work of the service and its fascinating collections.
As part of the Highland Archive Service's Virtual Doors Open Day event Community Engagement Officer, Lorna Steele, interviews various members of staff from across our four offices. The events runs 5th and 6th September 2020..
The introduction to the 2020 Highland Archive Service Virtual Doors Open Day, in which a series of films will be broadcast featuring different staff throughout the weekend of 5/6 September 2020..
Abbey Properties Cambridgeshire Limited are continuing to explore the potential to add additional wind turbines to the existing 6 turbines at the Forss Business & Energy Park approximately 7km west of Scrabster on the north coast of Caithness. We undertook an exhibition in July 2019 for a 5 turbine scheme and have since been reviewing the scheme.
Funding to help the voluntary sector thrive post-coronavirus has been announced as part of the Programme for Government. A multi-million pound fund to help the voluntary sector thrive post-coronavirus has been announced.
Each September "Doors Open Days" events take place across the country, giving the public behind-the-scenes access to some of Scotland's most fascinating buildings and organisations. For High Life Highland's Archive Service, which looks after historic Highland documents dating from the 1200s to the present day, Doors Open Day is an annual highlight which sees dozens of people visit to learn more about the work of the service and its fascinating collections.
A look around Wick Harbour on 28th August 2020. See the Photo Gallery link above.
The John o' Groats Brewery has provided signs to mark the start/finish of the John o' Groats Trail just outside the brewery location near the harbour in the village. The John o' Groats Trail is a charitable project to develop a coastal trail in Caithness and Sutherland with additional links in Easter Ross to connect to Inverness, allowing a continuous trail walk to or from as far away as Land's End.
SCOTS YOUNGSTERS SECURE FUNDING FOR MENTAL HEALTH AND POVERTY EFFORTS. Secondary students have raised vital funds and awareness for charities in their communities addressing a range of social issues.
From Sustrans. In a series of engagement activities and events last year, the local community told us what changes they wanted to see in the High Street to make it attractive, accessible and welcoming to people, as well as highlighting Wick's cultural heritage.
SCVO are running "a new series of free Good Governance Webinars which will look at what trustees have learnt from the last few months, and how they can move forward to deliver their organisational mission, and stay true to their purpose and values." The coronavirus pandemic has transformed all our lives, and as we move to recovery, it's time for trustees to rethink and rebuild and steer their organisations through new challenges. The future is uncertain, with reduced income, increased demand for services, and the need to safeguard beneficiaries, staff and volunteers.