National Lottery Community Fund changes

National Lottery Community Fund have announced the closure of Community Led and Improving Lives funding streams Deadline 30 September 2022
The National Lottery have now started the process of reviewing their funding on offer and developing new programmes which will ensure the best use of National Lottery funding to support communities to thrive in future.
They will close Community Led and Improving Lives programmes to applications from Friday 30 September 2022 and launch the new portfolio in early 2023.
National Lottery Awards for All, Young Start and Scottish Land Fund are not part of this review and will remain open to applications

Volunteer Dog Fosterers wanted for Guide Dog Uk in Wick area

Could you give a future guide dog a loving home? We are looking for two volunteer foster homes in Wick to take part in a 12-month trial to determine the feasibility of training in the area.
 
Our volunteer fosterers provide a guide dog in training with a safe and comfortable environment to relax after a busy day training. It is a rewarding opportunity, as you will be looking after a future guide dog in your home.
 
Our trainer will pick up and drop off the dog from your home four days a week. For the remaining three days, including the weekend, the dog will stay with you all day.
 
We are also looking for two respite foster homes to provide temporary cover when our full-time fosterers are on holiday or otherwise unable to look after the dog for a short period.
 
Guide Dogs provide exceptional training and encouragement throughout your volunteering journey and will pay all pre-agreed expenses.
 
For those interested in either of the above roles please contact Aaron.Puckrin@guidedogs.org.uk for more information.
 
Alternatively, and if you would like to apply, please visit www.guidedogs.org.uk/volunteerA collection of Dog photgraphs from Iain McLachlan

JIM Meeting

There’s FREE, pool, darts, games, music, tea, coffee, biscuits, chocolates etc, but most importantly a warm & friendly welcome. We have regular pizza & chippy meal nights & are planning on BBQ & Burger nights to come now that summer is coming. Why not pop in and Join In More. Any questions just PM us at Listening Ear and ask for Davie or Mark. reach us via 07529 248763.