Community Assets programme

Grants from £10,000 to £1 million are available to community-led organisations to help them to address specific inequalities or disadvantages through the ownership of an asset such as buildings and land. Whilst match-funding is encouraged, grants can fund up to 100% of activity costs, including staff, training, volunteer expenses, equipment, premises costs, evaluation and overheads. Applicants will need to show clear evidence of community consultation and that the project offers the best way to deliver change.

Final Deadline: 4th October 2019

8 Week Mindfulness Based Living Course

Mindfulness course starts on Wednesday 30th October, for 8 consecutive weeks 6-8pm each week at the Pulteney Centre, Huddart Street, Wick.  There are 12 spaces available, 6 places for people currently in employment and 6 places for people who are not working including people who have retired.  This course is free and includes an mindfulness based living course book. For more information contact and come along to a drop in session on Wednesday 2nd October at the Pulteney Centre from 4pm-6pm to meet the tutor.

This course is fully funded by SSE  Caithness Beatrice Community Fund.

Highland Dancers receive recognition for their help

Tanya Horne Highland Dance school has welcomed a helping hand from young volunteers.  The girls helped out with the club to gain confidence, skills and a Saltire Award in return for their committment.

 Catherine Patterson from Caithness Voluntary Group was delighted to present the young volunteers with their certificates in front of an adoring audience of budding highland dancers.

Tanya horne Dance coaches receiving their Saltire Certificates.L-R Catherine Patterson CVG, Amy Budge, Charley Sutherland & Hannah Budge

Pupil Equity Funding

Pupil Equity Funding, as part of the Scottish Government Attainment Scotland Fund,is funding allocated directly to schools to help close the poverty related attainment gap. This funding is spent at the discretion of Head Teachers working in partnership with each other and their local authority and at present Third Sector services/ activities available to them,  are held within the PEF database. If you would like your organisation’s details to be added to the database please complete and return the attached Registration form to

In order to support Head Teachers’ understanding and image of the work of the sector and what is on offer, we are approaching an additional way of promoting the work you do by providing your information in brochure format.If you would also like your service to be included in this booklet can you complete the attached questions and return to  as soon as possible please. Each service will have its own page so if you have more than one service you need to complete the questions for each one.  Some of this will be included in the information you provided for the database so a cut and paste job is fine if you are happy with that. If you want a specific image or photo used on your page then please provide that with the questions being returned.

The Head Teachers were keen to receive this document and we believe that it will help them work through the information on the database in a new way which may generate more interest in what is available.