Charities are reminded to submit annual information deadline

Every year, every registered charity in Scotland must send OSCR a set of accounts, a trustees’ annual report and an external scrutiny report. Charities do this by completing an online annual return using OSCR online.

OSCR requires this information within 9 months of a charity’s ‘year-end’. For example, when a charity has a financial year-end of 31 March its deadline date is 31 December. It is clearly marked on a charity’s entry in the Scottish Charity Register if they have missed their deadline.

Clubs in Crisis Fund

  • One-off grants of up to £2,021 are available.
  • The ‘Clubs In Crisis’ fund has been created to help directly support the thousands of grassroots community sports clubs and organisations that do so much good work with young people in their local areas to promote positive outcomes including developing life skills such as communication, teamwork and discipline, providing employment opportunities and reducing crime and anti-social behaviour.
    Deadline Ongoing

CashBack for Communities Fund

YouthLink Scotland is now receiving applications for the latest round of the Scottish Government’s CashBack for Communities Youth Work Fund. Funded projects must be delivered between 1st April 2022 and 31st March 2023.

They welcome proposals for the delivery of targeted youth work activity programmes for young people aged between 10 and 24 that:

– Support young people most at risk of being involved in antisocial behaviour, offending or re-offending into positive destinations.

– Support young people most at risk of entering the justice system.

A total of £700,000 is available.

The closing date for applications is 1.00pm on Friday 17th December 2021

If you have any questions or require further support, email Roisin Bathe, Grants Administrator – or go to

Winter Support 4

Listening Ear. Providing compassionate support for anyone facing challenges affecting their mental health.

Listening Ear welcome everyone, from all backgrounds. They offer support by giving you space to talk about anything that is troubling you.
They offer:

Face to face appointments

Zoom appointments

4 Weeks Talking Therapy (GP referral only)

Small facilitated groups

#mentalhealth #hereforcaithness #winter #Christmas

New Volunteer Opportunities

New Volunteering Opportunities contact Catherine at CVG if interested in volunteering volunteer

Wick H.A.P.P.Y Hogmanay Party

Volunteers Required to help at the people of Wick and surrounding area celebrate Hogmanay this year.  Volunteers needed to help Marshall and generally set up and tidy the area .  Volunteer for a few hours and enjoy a community event in style.  This event will take place in Wick Market Square  from 10-2am [aprox]  but volunteers needed to help out.  If interested get in touch with

MCR Pathways- Wick High School

Volunteer Mentors  The programme in the Highlands is now underway and we are looking to recruit our very first mentors to help support young people in Wick High School.

Individuals from all walks of life can #BeTheBridge between a young person’s talent and reaching their potential..

Volunteers meet with their young person for just one hour a week in school and the difference it makes is profound for their confidence and motivation. No qualifications are needed, just the desire to make a difference.  Volunteers need to be 21 and over.

For more information and details on how to register, please visit:

Macular Society Caithness Support Group

Volunteers needed to help this group continue, it is based in the PPP wick. Volunteers need to be 18 and over.

Peer Support group volunteer

Our support groups provide information, support and friendships to those living with macular disease and their family and friends. They rely on amazing volunteers who give a few hours each month to coordinate the running of the group. It is thanks to them that we are able to reach people in your area living with macular disease and provide them with life changing support.

We are looking for volunteers to join the Caithness group to assist them for an average of 3 hours each month. We need friendly and reliable volunteers who are passionate about helping others. You don’t need to have a macular condition nor sight loss; empathy and an understanding of its impact will help you provide the best support. 

If you would be interested and could help to fill this vital role, we would love to hear from you. Contact

Winter Support 3

The Caithness Mental Health Support Group aims to provide a balance of activities, support and understanding in relaxed surroundings, which will encourage an increase in confidence, self-esteem of the members and much more.

The Caithness Mental Health Support Group is a voluntary non-profit making organisation. The group runs two centres – one in Wick (The Haven) and one in Thurso (Stepping Stones). Follow the above link to contact them for more information.

Winter Support S

Support for ALL affected by suicide.

The charity, James Support Group was formed by James Mullery’s family and friends to help others in similar situations – having been bereaved by suicide, or having had suicidal thoughts at any time. More in the link above.

#mentalhealth #SuicideAwareness #Christmas #caithness

Winter Support 2

Home-Start help is completely free and confidential. There is no stigma attached to the help provided and you decide how long you need the service. Visit the page below for help or more information.

Supporting families in Caithness since 1999, Home-Start Caithness are a voluntary organisation committed to promoting the welfare of families with at least one child under the age of five.

Winter Support 1

Christmas can be a brilliant time of year, but it can also be one of the hardest for some. So throughout Winter we will providing support/awareness for you and your loved ones ❤

Here are recovery-focused chat, ideas and opinions about mental health and wellbeing in Scotland.
Scottish Recovery Network have created a series of content exploring lived experience in mental health recovery, and you can listen to them now by clicking on the episodes below or download them to listen later.