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
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.
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 .
If you contact this Organisation, please let them know, you found them in the Community.Caithness.Org