CashBack for Communities Fund

CashBack for Communities Youth Work Fund YouthLink Scotland is now receiving applications for the latest round of the Scottish Government’s CashBack for Communities Youth Work Fund. They welcome proposals for the delivery of targeted youth work activity programmes that provide a range of activities for young people between the ages of 10-24 that: • Supports people, families and communities most affected by crime. • Supports young people most at risk of being involved in antisocial behaviour, offending or re-offending into positive destinations. • Supports young people most at risk of entering the justice system. Funded activity must be delivered between June 2020 and the end of March 2021. A total of £700,000 is available. Deadline: 20th March 2020

Tesco Bags For Help Seeking Applications

Tesco Bags of Help funding seeking applications in your area for the Thurso and Wick stores

Tesco Bags of Help fund has now reopened for applications, and we would be delighted if you could help us share this information in the North West. Since the Bags of Help programme began in 2016, it has supported over 3500 projects with more than £10 million in community grants in Scotland.

Community groups, schools, charities, local authorities and not for profits can all apply for grants of up to £2000 are available for projects that bring benefit to their community. This includes:

  • Outdoor or indoor improvements, activities and equipment purchases
  • Capital and revenue funding
  • Sessional workers or training, for example gardening skills, outdoor learning or health and safety
  • Seasonal events or activities

For each voting round lasting 3 months, three community projects in each local area will be voted on by customers in Tesco stores.  Following the vote, the project that receives the most votes in its area will receive a grant of up to £2000. Second place will receive up to £1000 and third place will receive up to £500.

Bags of Help is funded through the sales of Tesco Bags for Life. The change in funding amounts from 2019 reflects that customers are buying fewer and fewer bags for life, making huge reductions in the amount of plastic waste created.

Full details of Bags of Help can be found


Newton Hill Tree Planting Volunteer Days

Newton Hill Croft Woodland have their annual batch of of trees from the Woodland Trust, and also from the TCV, now at the woodland and ready for planting. Anytime that you can spend helping within 10.30 to 3.30pm on either 14th and 15th March would be appreciated. Bring along gloves, drinks, snack and suitable outdoor footwear and clothing. Tools are provided but you can bring your own spade. for further information contact 01955603512.

Business Planning Training

Free Business Planning Workshop on Wednesday 29th April 10am-1pm at the Pulteney Centre in Wick. Do you have a business idea that you want to make a reality? or do you already runs a business and looking for some guidance on forward planning?

Planning is crucial when starting or running a business. this workshop will discuss why a business plan is a useful tool and show you how to create one.

To book a space 

You must sign up online to attend the workshop or contact 0300 302 3333 – –