Here are some of the events that have taken place in our communities recently and the projects that have been funded by the Cairn Community Fund. Let us know what’s been happening in your area or, if you’re looking for some inspiration, browse through these projects and make your own application to the Cairn Community Fund.
Update April 2020: We have relaxed our funding criteria to support grassroots community projects that are supporting those most affected by the coronavirus crisis.
Residents at Gilmour Court created memory books, candle holders, paintings and jewellery, which culminated in an exhibition.
We awarded £400 to Broughty Ferry Foodbank, a new foodbank set up to support households in the Dundee area during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Clarity Walk facilitate No Phone nature walks, encouraging participants to leave phones at home and connect with nature.
The Community Wellbeing Choir encourages people of all abilities and ages to sing, have fun and get together with other people.
An old room was converted into a crafting space where Frank Jack Court Residents come together and learn new skills. The group knits items to support local organisations.
Cyrenians will be providing activity packs and afternoon tea for Royal Scot Court residents to enjoy in their flats.
Libertie delivers digital contact boxes containing tablets and Wifi accessibility equipment to our most remote tenants alongside training and support.
Empty Kitchens, Full Hearts provides meal packs for Edinburgh residents affected by food instability.
Residents at Glentanar Court took part in a series of workshops including Tai Chi, IT skills, local history, budgeting and art.
Highlands and Islands Blood Bikes provide an invaluable service transporting important medical equipment across long distances in emergencies.
Our annual family fun day held at the Aquadome in Inverness continued to be a success in 2018 with dozens of children and family enjoying themselves.
Music in Hospitals & Care visited three of our schemes for older people in Fife to spread joy through live music.
Volunteer run and led project which delivers freshly cooked meals from local caterers to elderly people in the Black Isle.
Vacant land in Wick was used to create community allotments. There is also a garden for everyone in the area to come and enjoy.
A local photographer worked with tenants at Devlin Court to visit places of local interest, including the Kelpies and Stirling Castle.
Rokzskool run music workshops and activities to children, which aim to entertain and stimulate, while reinforcing positive social skills.
Classes and drop-ins are available to help local residents write CVs, find jobs and improve their employability and IT skills.
IT and digital inclusion is provided for young people adults with learning difficulties and autism in Inverness and Strathspey.