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. So far the foodbank has organised and delivered over 200 parcels to vulnerable people who are shielding.
Blackthorn Allotments Association have created community allotments for residents in Culduthel in Inverness to enjoy.
An old room was turned into an arts and craft space where residents at Frank Jack Court could come together and learn new skills. Since then the group have used their skills to support local organisations.
This organisation provides clothing for unemployed women from low incomes to wear to job interviews and the beginning of new jobs.
Tenants at Scotsburn Court enjoyed a day out at Falls of Shin to see the salmon leap, helping to tackle social isolation.
A rooftop garden was created at Madelvic Square in Granton. Workshops to educate residents took place as well as a tea party.
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.
Pots of Kindness, a community initiative run by Stirling's Ladies of The Rock have secured an award of £500 to continue their work during the Covid-19 pandemic. Over 700 locals have worked on the project, delivering over 230 pots of soup to elderly and vulnerable residents in the local area.
Rokzskool run music workshops and activities to children, which aim to entertain and stimulate, while reinforcing positive social skills.
A drop-in centre for people aged 17 and above struggling with their mental health in Inverness and the surrounding area.
Thurso Community Cafe was awarded £600 to support their cafe which now delivers food boxes, soup and sandwiches to those who are vulnerable or facing financial hardship as a result of the Covid19 pandemic.