OUR MISSION STATEMENT
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 their community. 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 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.
When was CVG founded?
The Caithness Voluntary Group became a registered charity on 27 April 1989
CVG was created to promote benefits of the public within Caithness and Highland by advancing citizenship and community development, including rural and urban regeneration and the promotion of civic responsibility, volunteering, the voluntary sector and the effectiveness and efficiency of charities. Such other similar charitable purposes as the company from time to time determines.
Caithness Voluntary Group is a partner in the Highland third sector interface. Highland Third Sector Interface (HTSI) was formed from a partnership which involved eight existing members from across the Highland region. The interface was formalised in 2011 and was officially launched on the 1st of April 2011. The Third Sector Interface works together with the eight partners to deliver, amongst other services, four specific themes of work as agreed by the Scottish Government:
- Volunteering development
- Community development
- Supporting and developing a strong third sector
- Building the third sector relationship with a community plan