North Lands Creative Youth Advisory Group

Another great opportunity has come up for young people in the Caithness, it’s a brilliant opportunity for those who are in need of one!

We are looking for 6 young people (Ages 16-25) to join our youth advisory group for our Ideas Fund project. The deadline is 25th of October. It is a paid opportunity and the young people will also receive training and professional development support. Assistance with travel and childcare will also be covered. More information on how to apply can be found on our website HERE

6th October Personality Disorder Network


A a final reminder that on the 6th of October the Personality Disorder Network are hosting a FREE way to network and learn more about personality disorders which are common and controversial psychiatric diagnoses. This is a great way get insight for those who are interested in or impacted by these diagnoses. This is a fantastic way to meet like minded people and network with like minded people.

People’s Postcode Dream Fund now open

The Dream Fund gives organisations the chance to deliver the project they have always dreamed of, but never had the opportunity to bring to life. They ask charitable organisations across Great Britain to think big, be ambitious and collaborate with other not-for-profit partners to deliver their dream project. The focus of this year’s Dream Fund will be projects that are looking to deliver systemic change in the following funding categories:

  1. Environment/conservation.
  2. Social inequality.
  3. Pandemic recovery.
  4. There is a total award fund of £3.5 million and charities can apply for up to £1.25 million for their project.
  5. The application form will be open until November the 1st at 5:30
  • Applications must be innovative, creative and original, and present projects that are a genuine ‘dream’.
  • Applications must come from a partnership of at least two charitable organisations, one of which will be designated as the lead.
  • The lead partner organisation MUST be a registered charity. The main grant contact will be with this organisation. To fine out more go to Dream Fund | Postcode Dream Fund

HTSI Awards Open

Nominations for the 2021 Highland Third Sector Awards are OPEN! ​

HTSI are looking forward to hosting another opportunity to showcase the very best work of the Third Sector here in Highland. Details of a ceremony will be circulated following a Judging panel in early November, they hope to host this in person in the new year of 2022. ​Please note the deadline for nominations is the 18th of October 2021 at 5pm. 

Categories are:

Youth Volunteer Award

Volunteer of the Year

Board Trustee of the Year

Third Sector organisation of the Year

Highland partnership

Outstand Achievement Award

Social Enterprise 2021

For full list and information go to Awards | HTSI main (highlandtsi.org.uk)

Invitation to volunteer Network Forum

Catherine Patterson the volunteer development Officer at CVG is hosting a zoom meeting to invite individuals from organisations that support volunteers to come along to the network event on Wednesday 6th October at 10.30Am.

The aim of these network meetings is to enable representatives from the voluntary sector, or organisations engaging with volunteers, to find out what is going on locally and to have an opportunity to network. It will have information about practical matters like training, funding, events etc. and have guest speakers periodically. This meeting will discuss changes to the PVG disclosure process which might be of interest to your group? It is also an opportunity to promote your service/activities/events to others. If you want to join please email volunteering@cvg.org.uk and a secure link will be sent to you.

October 6th 10am Personality Disorder Network

A FREE way to network and learn more about personality disorders which are common and controversial psychiatric diagnoses. This is a great way get insight for those who are interested in or impacted by these diagnoses. This is a fantastic way to meet like minded people and network with like minded people.