Caithness groups get funding advice
Caithness community groups were given expert advice on applying for grant aid at a funding information event in Wick this week.
Representatives of six funding bodies gave presentations during Wednesday’s session in the Pulteney Centre, which was organised by Caithness Voluntary Group (CVG) and attended by about 50 people from local groups.
The National Lottery Community Fund, Caithness and North Sutherland Fund, Tesco Green Space, SSE Beatrice Caithness Community Fund, Eat Well Age Well and Foundation Scotland were all represented.
Eilidh Coll, Foundation Scotland's local representative, talked about national funds but with a focus on community benefit from local wind farms, including Camster and Stroupster.
After the main presentations, there was an opportunity for those attending to discuss their project proposals in more detail on a one-to-one basis.
We are fortunate to have such a diverse range of hard-working community groups.
CVG development officer Yvonne Hendry said: “In Caithness we are fortunate to have such a diverse range of hard-working community groups run by dedicated volunteers and staff, and an event such as this demonstrates the great variety of the activities and services they provide.
“The funders were pleased to have the opportunity to inform local groups about their funding streams and hear about some of the projects that are being developed in Caithness. It was a very successful event and I'm sure the community groups will have found it beneficial."