Caithness at War - Home Front Project

Summary of idea

The Sinclair's Bay - Caithness at War - Home Front Project is designed to bring communities together to help educate on the wartime history in Caithness, but more importantly to make people think differently about how to cope with the current food and fuel poverty crisis by following techniques and recipes used during the war.

Due to the stigma around poverty, the main aim of the project is to change people's mindsets through subliminal discussions around 'Make Do & Mend' and 'Food Rationing'.

It is intended to provide 500 households with a Wartime Recipe Book which can help them stretch their finances and foodstuffs, which will also help towards reducing waste, and by following wartime recipes is also eating healthier than modern cheap processed foods.

On top of this, the project will be a family activity with art packs provided for up to 192 children in the area, and each session will have a talk by our local WW2 expert, with genuine artifacts on display for people to look at and touch, followed by tea and coffee along with samples of various different wartime recipe cakes. The project aims to run three-hour evening sessions in Keiss Village Hall, Reiss Village Hall & Staxigoe Village Hall three times each between the beginning of January 2023 and the end of March 2023 (Total of nine sessions).

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Amount requested 

£2,750 (the total amount available for all ideas is £32,000)

Name of organisation

Sinclair's Bay Trust

Where this will take place

Sinclair's Bay area, primarily in the villages of Keiss, Reiss & Staxigoe

Why the contribution is important

Each application for this fund is to meet the criteria set out by the project Steering Group. More information about the project and the Steering Group is available here

The idea will support the following broad theme(s) to make a difference locally:

  • Safety and wellbeing - including mental health: Making sure that everyone in Caithness has the chance to lead safe, healthy, active lives.
  • Poverty and inequality - including tackling cost of living, fuel poverty and transport: Reduce the harms caused by poverty and inequality, and improve dignity for anyone experiencing poverty.


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by InsightEngagement_PoliceScotland on November 09, 2022 at 05:55PM

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