Green Health Benefits - Help Identify All Opportunities In Caithness
28th February 2019
With spring around the corner we will be looking forward to some nice weather and more daylight to enable us to get outside more. There is more and more evidence that making more use of local green spaces and natural places can help guard against and manage key health issues such as depression, coronary heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, obesity and dementia. For youngsters contact with natural spaces in early years has also been shown to improve long term health outcomes in later life.
Green health activities involve interaction with nature wherever it may be found and the benefits can be achieved in landscapes/environments that are man-made such as gardens, parks and urban spaces as well as wild spaces.
Working with the Highland Green Health Partnership, Caithness Voluntary Group is undertaking a mapping exercise to identify what all opportunities there are In Caithness to enjoy some time outdoors.
If you or a group you are a member of run activities outdoors or provide a space that can be enjoyed we would be delighted to hear from you. If you could drop us an e-mail to email@example.com, phone us at 01955 603453 or send a message to our facebook page we will get back to you to gather further information.
The aim at the end of the project will be the availability of a green health directory available to everyone and hopefully a raised awareness of the benefits of using our outdoor environment more regularly. It will also enable better partnership working and identify any gaps in provision.
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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.
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.
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.
Thanks to Yvonne at Caithness Voluntary Group for putting together a few funding suggestions that may be of interest to local groups. Comic Relief Changemakers Fund The themes for this Fund are, Children Survive & Thrive, Gender Justice, Safe Place to Be - Homelessness, Safe Place to Be - Migration, Global Mental Health.
Eleven community organisations in the Highlands and Islands have been awarded a total of £1.5m to develop and deliver long-term solutions to tackle poverty based on local priorities and needs The Aspiring Communities Fund, which levers in European Social Funds, was launched by the Scottish Government in 2017 to help reduce poverty and enable inclusive growth in disadvantaged and fragile communities across Scotland. Regional development agency, Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE), helped community organisations in the region to apply to this recent round of funding.
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.
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.
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.