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 £300 to this youth Football team as part of our commitment to creating better communities. Cairn is currently building a series of new homes in the village.
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.
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.
The club have bought new equipment in the form of bibs and kit. It will also help towards holding an extra weekly training session.
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.
In-Spire organises important resources for the local community including school uniform banks, winter jacket banks and foodbanks.
Our support will help next year's festival move to a virtual platform and cover these unexpected costs.
Larbert East Church of Scotland brought two generations together to produce an illustrated booklet that was celebrated at a community picnic.
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.
We provided a discretionary payment to NappiRunz, who collect unused nappies and deliver them to families who can't afford them across Edinburgh and the Lothians.
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 funding to Lochbroom Community council so that they could refurbish a derelict play park at Vyner Place and provide new play equipment and seating for families.