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.
Highland Foodbank are responding to the Covid-19 pandemic by delivering food parcels to those who are vulnerable in their local region.
An annual football tournament, with primary school teams from across Inverness competing against each other.
Blackthorn Allotments Association have created community allotments for residents in Culduthel in Inverness to enjoy.
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.
The club have bought new equipment in the form of bibs and kit. It will also help towards holding an extra weekly training session.
Libertie delivers digital contact boxes containing tablets and Wifi accessibility equipment to our most remote tenants alongside training and support.
This organisation provides clothing for unemployed women from low incomes to wear to job interviews and the beginning of new jobs.
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.
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.
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.
We awarded £450 to support an event for around 70 children for expert coaching from Inverness Caledonian Thistle.