Telford House Williamson, Street Wick KW1 5ES.
Tel 01955 603453
Fax 01955 603661
Development Officer - Niall Smith
Caithness Voluntary Group exists to support the voluntary sector and to
assist organisations in coming together for common purposes and local
people in gaining access to the decision making processes which affect
Support Your Local Voluntary
Service by becoming a member for only £5 per annum. This
entitles organisations to cheaper photocopying and for individuals is a
great source of information and many other services. Contact -
Caithness Voluntary Group
Telephone 01955 603453 for details.
It aims to present to the outside world the common policies and
concerns of voluntary organisations and to develop new ways of
responding to need in partnership with statutory health, social work,
education, housing, employment, environmental and recreation agencies in
the social and economic regeneration of the area.
Caithness Voluntary Group
Office Services - typing, photocopying, duplicating - Reduced rates
to affiliated members £5 per annum.
Volunteering Advice from
In Caithness from Caithness.org
Equipment for loan - Overhead
projector and screen, display boards etc.
Library - a range of books
and publications on many subjects including funding, management, and
advice on a wide range of subjects.
Advice - Free advice on any
topic involving volunteers or voluntary groups.
Funding - Get advice or access
to literature and application form for funding projects etc.
Voluntary Groups East Sutherland (VGES)
Funding News and Links
FREE Training Courses For Voluntary Groups
ANYTHING’: Training for people who work with adults with learning
disabilities. The training is designed to give participants knowledge
and experience of identifying and providing activities with a focus on
appropriateness, barriers and solutions to participation and
sensory-based activities. Anyone interested in attending this training
should contact Sharon Drain, Key Housing, Thurso (01847 894158). The
training is to be held at Park Hotel, 24th October 10am-4pm. This
course is free.
24th October 2007 at Casper Club, Castletown
25th October at Thurso High School
The course is a two-and-a-half-hour programme and covers.
Why do we need to consider Child Protection?
· What is child abuse?
· Responding to the child
· Signs and symptoms of abuse
· Protection of Children (Scotland) Act 2003
To book a place contact Claire Collins, Training & Development Officer,
Keeping Children Safe, on 01463 235285 or
OSCR (Office of the
Scottish Charity Regulator) is holding a half-day training event in
Lairg on 24th October from 9.30 to 1pm. This event is designed
for charities with an annual income of less than £100,000. There will be
three workshops which will cover trustee duties; receipts and payments
accounting; and consents and notifications. There will also be an
information pack for all delegates.
To book a place contact 01382 220446 or e-mail
Food Hygiene Course,
20th November 2007 - Telford House, Wick, time to be decided, this
is a two- and-a-half hour course which covers concerning food safety
management systems, food hygiene, food safety and food law. This
information will help develop a food safety management system. There is
no cost for this. To book a place contact Yvonne Hendry contact details
Training for the Lone Worker" will be the theme of a course on
Tuesday, 4 December 2007 (9.30am to 4.30pm), again in Telford House.
This will help staff and volunteers be more aware of personal safety,
and how to reduce and manage violence and aggression within the
workplace. There is no cost for this course and lunch will be provided.
To book a place on the
above two courses or to find out more, contact Yvonne Hendry at CVG on
01955 609960; e-mail
CVS Small Grants Scheme For Caithness And Sutherland
As a partnership initiative, Caithness Voluntary Group (CVG),
Voluntary Groups East Sutherland (VGES) and CVS North have
secured funding from Caithness and Sutherland Enterprise, which
will be used to make Small Grant Awards to community groups in
Caithness and Sutherland. This pilot scheme will run for one
year commencing on 1st. October, 2006. Funding assistance is
available to formally-constituted voluntary groups whose
membership is open to the whole community. Assistance is
discretionary and the level of assistance will be assessed
according to the nature and merit of each project. We expect to
see community benefits as a result of each project. The
applicant organisation must own, lease or have a management
agreement in place relating to any asset for which assistance is
requested. CVS Small Grants Scheme is unable to assist
organisations with restricted membership, such as religious or
political groups, nor with normal running costs. Applications
from sports organisations will not normally be considered, and
will therefore be directed to their local Sports Council -
Caithness Sports Council -
Sutherland Sports Council We
cannot approve assistance to projects that have already started.
In an effort to keep the application process as straight-forward
as possible, we will provide one application form to cover all
types of projects. This form can be used by all applicant groups
seeking up to £1,000 towards training, or up to £1,500 towards
capital costs or other discretionary projects.
Caithness Voluntary Group's New Offices Add To Pultenytown Regeneration
New Offices for
Caithness Voluntary Group will be called Telford House after being
opened on Thursday evening by Paul white of the Scottish Council for
Voluntary Organisations. Ex councillor Bill Mowat who has had a long
association with CVG introduced Mr White and said the opening was the
culmination of a long held dream to gain new premises for the
Caithness Voluntary Group AGM
John Thurso MP was the guest speaker at the AGM of Caithness Voluntary
Group held in the Morven Building of Highland College, Thurso on Friday 14
November 2003. The meeting was well attended with representatives
from many local organisations affiliated to CVG and other interested
people. The annual report shows that once again the group has
expanded its services in a number of areas and is finally about to move
into a refurbished building in Williamson Street, Wick. John Thurso
paid tribute to the many volunteers of both Caithness Voluntary Group
and the many connected organisations throughout............