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

Free Trees for community projects

Improve the environment and make a difference, see link below.

The Conservation Volunteers – I Dig Trees

Trees available for community planting in 2018/19.

TCV with the support of OVO Energy have 2,800 packs of 50 trees to distribute to community groups. All the tree varieties are native UK species and available in packs of 50, ready for delivery from November.

Your Cash Your Caithness Fund information

  Click link above to find out more about this local fund, Deadline for applications Sunday 2nd December