Tesco Community Grants

You can join a Tesco Community Grants – relaxed Q and A session with a chance to meet the Community Enabler Team who can support you to apply. 1pm Wed 19 Jan 2022

greenspace scotland are hosting a Zoom lunchtime session to give an overview of Tesco Community Grant funding; what types of projects are funded, how to apply and support we can provide. If you’d like to know more or are thinking about applying, then please join our friendly Community Enabler team. Bring your own sandwich and cuppa! The session is up to an hour to allow for questions but feel free to pop in for any length of time that works for you. There will be a presentation at the start.

Sign up free via Eventbrite – https://tescocommunitygrantsinfo.eventbrite.co.uk <https://tescocommunitygrantsinfo.eventbrite.co.uk

Tesco Community Grants is a rolling programme that provides grants up to £1500 to support projects focused on supporting children/ young people/families and tackling food insecurity through local initiatives such as breakfast and lunch clubs or food growing, cooking skills and food distribution. It is open to schools, registered charities, community groups, and not-for-profit organisations. The next round of grant funding will cover April/May/June 2022 when customers will be able to vote instore and choose from 3 shortlisted projects. Previously Tesco Bags of Help.

More info about the grants and your local Community Enabler can be found here: https://www.greenspacescotland.org.uk/grant-funding <https://www.greenspacescotland.org.uk/grant-funding>

Need to contact us?

A reminder on how to get in contact with us! Due to Covid, our landline is no longer in use, but we have a web page displaying all of our members contact details. If you need to contact us for a specific reason drop a message to our Facebook group and we will get you on the right track.

Web Page – https://cvg.org.uk/staff-contacts/

Facebook Page – https://www.facebook.com/caithvolgroup/?ref=pages_you_manage

Volunteer in the new year

Although this has been another challenging year and we are facing more uncertainty, many charities and voluntary groups are continuing to support individuals and the community. During this festive season, take a moment to reflect and consider volunteering in the new year. It will do wonders for your own mental health and make a difference to other people. To find out more, have an informal chat with Catherine at Caithness Voluntary Group volunteering@cvg.org.uk

Seasons Greetings and stay safe!

Caithness Foodbank Christmas Times

Here are the Christmas times for the Caithness in the foodbank in the picture below.

Caithness Foodbank is a community organisation aimed at supporting local people in financial crisis by providing essential food and grocery items. Link below.


The Foodbank does not think anyone in the Caithness community should have to face going hungry. They are part of a nationwide network of foodbanks, working to combat poverty and hunger.

#mentalhealth #hereforcaithness #winter #Christmas #foodbank

Winter Support 10

CAITHNESS AND SUTHERLAND WOMEN’S AID, CASWA is a specialised organisation in Caithness and Sutherland for women, children and young people who have experienced domestic abuse.


They have nearly 15 years of experience of delivering a support and information service and are registered in Scotland as a charity and a company limited by guarantee.

#mentalhealth #hereforcaithness #winter #Christmas #help

Online Training in January


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Bookings are now being accepted, but be quick, space is limited and only a few places remain! Would you like to break free from past trauma and thrive in the present by having the tools to build resiliency and coping skills?

Depression, anxiety, panic attacks and phobias can all be related to traumatic life events.

Once only taught within the NHS, Fiona has now adapted this course and made it available for anyone who would like to learn the necessary skills required to enhance your own wellbeing.

The course is taught in the third person no personal info is required as psychological safety is paramount.

Fiona will teach you how to become your own therapist so that you can:

  • Understand trauma
  • Learn how to self-manage
  • Learn how to reduce anxiety
  • Increase your self-esteem and self-compassion

You can do this and more with this unique 5 week course delivered to you via Zoom by Fiona Macaulay, an accredited nurse consultant and offshore mental health resiliency trainer.

Zoom sessions will take place on Mondays between 6.30pm-8pm.

To book a place, email Fiona here.

At the end of each session, there will be a Q&A session, where you can ask Fiona anything you are not sure of.

Course content will be delivered by email every week for your convenience.

To book a place, email Fiona here.

You can find more info here > Life Enhancement course

50% of the proceeds of this course goes to Rokzkool Skill Share Academy to help vulnerable children and teenagers. The other 50% will go to help the homeless. (Bethany Trust)

So far Fiona has raised £4000 for charity by not taking a fee for delivering the course . let’s help her get it to £6000!!

All proceeds for Local and mental health charity

Winter Support 9

Who Cares? Scotland, is a national voluntary organisation, working with care experienced young people and care leavers across Scotland.


WCS believes that Care Experienced people have the potential to change the world. WCS’s membership is a care experienced community creating belonging and achieving change in Scotland and the world, as part of a movement of Care Experienced People.
#mentalhealth #hereforcaithness #winter #Christmas

Winter Support 8

Befrienders Highland are a small voluntary organisation working to improve the lives of people who are experiencing mental ill health; memory difficulties or dementia and carers.


They work with adults (aged 18 and over) who are lonely and isolated, and live within the Highland area. More in the link above.

#mentalhealth #hereforcaithness #winter #Christmas #Befrienders

Celebration Youth Volunteering at Saltire Presentation

This is a screenshot of the Highland Third Sector Staff responsible for the delivery of the Saltire Awards, throughout the Highlands, taken at the recent Annual Saltire Summit Award Digital presentation ceremony.

Celebrating Youth Volunteering in the Highlands Caithness Voluntary Group are the official local point of contact for young people in Caithness regarding the Saltire Awards.  We have decades of experience supporting young volunteers, helping with volunteering opportunities and liaising with organisations throughout Caithness. Recently the Highland Third Sector Interface [CVG is a partner member] held an annual digital presentation ceremony.  Guest speaker at the event was Kate Forbes the finance secretary for the Scottish National Party.  She was delighted to highlight the wonderful work being carried out by Highland volunteers.  Eight Young recipients were presented with the Saltire Summit Award for outstanding contribution to volunteering.  A Highland panel of young Saltire Ambassadors made the difficult decision regarding the successful candidates from the nomination forms submitted. We are appealing to organisations to support young people to volunteer and to come forward with nominations next year. We all know the fantastic work taking place so please encourage young people to gain the recognition they deserve by registering for a Saltire Summit award.  To find out more contact Catherine volunteering@cvg.org.uk or go to the website http://www.saltireawards.scot http://www.saltireawards.scot