Highland Council looking for consultation

Your Voice, Your Council, Your Future

Throughout November, the Council is reaching out to communities, staff and partners to better understand what is important to our communities.  We want to understand what the Council is doing well but where we can improve and do better.  We want to hear from you about what is important to you, your families and your community and what the Council should be focusing on. 

We are facing challenging financial times as an organisation but we believe we can meet that challenge and your feedback will help us plan and shape what we do over the next three years.

There are different ways you can provide your views:


Reminder to groups

If you have volunteers and you want to give them some recognition, I am hosting a presentation of volunteer certificates certificates on Friday 30th November in Wick.  Get in touch please as time running out.

contact Catherine volunteering@cvg.org.uk

Funding for Traditional Highland Music or Dance

Creative Scotland -The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo – Youth Talent Fund

Applications open for inspiring projects with exceptional young traditional music and dance artists from across Scotland.

This fund, developed in partnership with The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, is aimed at nurturing the ambition, enthusiasm and talent of exceptional young artists (aged 5-26) engaged in traditional music and dance – with a priority focus on piping, drumming, Highland dance and traditional fiddle playing. It will support a small but ambitious programme of inspiring projects with exceptional young traditional music and dance artists from across Scotland.

Next deadline: 10th December 2018

Maximum award: £20,000

Job Opportunities

In partnership with PPP and Thurso Community Development Trust we have secured 1 year funding to recruit 3 Development Officers and a child care officer.  There will be a development officer for Wick, Thurso and rural Caithness and their role will be to engage with the community especially the target groups of those out of work, on low income and lone parent families.  They will work closely with the Caithness Community Partnership who are tasked with preparing locality plans for Wick, Thurso, Castletown and Lybster to Berriedale aimed at tackling inequalities.

The officers will be looking to work with many of our member organisations who are already in contact with those target groups.

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Small Grants for Science event

British Science Association – Kick Start Grants

Applications for British Science Week 2019 are now open.

The British Science Association, with funding from the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy, is providing grants for schools in challenging circumstances to organise their own science and engineering events. The Kick Start grant of up to £300 is available for schools to run an activity during British Science Week. The Kick Start More grant of up to £700 is for schools to host a science event or activity which involves your students and the local community. The community can comprise of families/carers, members of local community groups, local businesses and local press.

Next deadline: 12th November 2018

Maximum award: £700