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.
Update October 2022: We are pausing applications to the Community Fund temporarily. We are looking into other ways of using this money that may directly benefit tenants most severely impacted by the cost-of-living crisis. We will let you know what shape the future Community Fund takes as soon as we can.
Art for Wellbeing
Residents at Gilmour Court created memory books, candle holders, paintings and jewellery, which culminated in an exhibition.
Avoch Rovers Football Team
We awarded £300 to this youth Football team as part of our commitment to creating better communities.
Blythswood Care Highland Foodbank
Highland Foodbank are responding to the Covid-19 pandemic by delivering food parcels to those who are vulnerable in their local region.
Broughty Ferry Foodbank
We awarded £400 to Broughty Ferry Foodbank, a new foodbank set up to support households in the Dundee area during the Covid-19 pandemic.
An annual football tournament, with primary school teams from across Inverness competing against each other.
Clarity Walk facilitate No Phone nature walks, encouraging participants to leave phones at home and connect with nature.
Blackthorn Allotments Association have created community allotments for residents in Culduthel in Inverness to enjoy.
Community Wellbeing Choir
The Community Wellbeing Choir encourages people of all abilities and ages to sing, have fun and get together with other people.
Crafts at the Court
A crafting space was created in Frank Jack Court for residents to come together and learn new skills. The group knits items to support local organisations.
Cyrenians Afternoon Tea Packs
Cyrenians will be providing activity packs and afternoon tea for Royal Scot Court residents to enjoy in their flats.
Dalneigh Girls FC
The club have bought new equipment in the form of bibs and kit. It will also help towards holding an extra weekly training session.
Digital Connections with Libertie Project
Libertie delivers digital contact boxes containing tablets and Wifi accessibility equipment to our most remote tenants alongside training and support.
Dress for Success
This organisation provides clothing for unemployed women from low incomes to wear to job interviews and the beginning of new jobs.
Edinburgh Food Social
Edinburgh Food Social make local food more accessible in Scotland by working with schools and communities to develop cooking skills.
Empty Kitchens, Full Hearts
Empty Kitchens, Full Hearts provides meal packs for Edinburgh residents affected by food instability.
Falls of Shin
Tenants at Scotsburn Court enjoyed a day out at Falls of Shin to see the salmon leap, helping to tackle social isolation.
Fit for Life
Residents at Glentanar Court took part in a series of workshops including Tai Chi, IT skills, local history, budgeting and art.
A rooftop garden was created at Madelvic Square in Granton. Workshops to educate residents took place as well as a tea party.
Highlands and Islands Blood Bikes
Highlands and Islands Blood Bikes provide an invaluable service transporting important medical equipment across long distances in emergencies.
In-Spire: Inverness Cathedral
In-Spire organises important resources for the local community including school uniform banks, winter jacket banks and foodbanks.
Inverness Family Fun Day
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.
Inverness Music Festival
Our support will help next year's festival move to a virtual platform and cover these unexpected costs.
Joy Through Live Music
Music in Hospitals & Care visited three of our schemes for older people in Fife to spread joy through live music.
Let’s Read Together
Larbert East Church of Scotland brought two generations together to produce an illustrated booklet that was celebrated at a community picnic.
Meals on Wheels
Volunteer run and led project which delivers freshly cooked meals from local caterers to elderly people in the Black Isle.
Merkinch Primary School
Pupils and teachers at Merkinch Primary are growing their own, fresh vegetables.
A welcome sign for the entrance of Drumchapel Women’s Aid was made, with the women learning new skills and creating a sense of community.
NappiRunz Covid Response
NappiRunz collect unused nappies and deliver them to families who can't afford them across Edinburgh and the Lothians.
North Murchison Allotments
Vacant land in Wick was used to create community allotments. There is also a garden for everyone in the area to come and enjoy.
Lambhill Stables in Glasgow delivered a series of outdoor activities to young people in the area, including canoeing, cycling and fishing.
A local photographer worked with tenants at Devlin Court to visit places of local interest, including the Kelpies and Stirling Castle.
Pots of Kindness
Run by Stirling's Ladies of The Rock, the initiative has delivered over 230 soup pots to elderly and vulnerable people in the Community.
Rokzskool run music workshops and activities to children, which aim to entertain and stimulate, while reinforcing positive social skills.
RokzKool Skill Share
RokzKool Skill Share supports individuals struggling with the Covid-19 pandemic with emergency food parcels.
The Go Between
Classes and drop-ins are available to help local residents write CVs, find jobs and improve their employability and IT skills.
A drop-in centre for people aged 17 and above struggling with their mental health in Inverness and the surrounding area.
The Meeting Place
IT and digital inclusion is provided for young people adults with learning difficulties and autism in Inverness and Strathspey.
Thurso Community Cafe
Thurso Community Cafe delivers food boxes, soup and sandwiches to those who are vulnerable or facing financial hardship as a result of the Covid19 pandemic.
Thurso Football Academy
We awarded £450 to support an event for around 70 children for expert coaching from Inverness Caledonian Thistle.
Vyner Place Play Park
We awarded funding to Lochbroom Community council so that they could refurbish a derelict play park at Vyner Place.
Wing Tsjun Scotland
Self-defence classes, street wise lectures and mobility games for toddlers are all held at the Hilton Community Centre in Inverness.