Clubs in Crisis Fund

Clubs in Crisis Fund
Grants up to £2,021 are available to support sports clubs and organisations that deliver sport for development to recover from the pandemic’s impact and continue their work to achieve social outcomes through sport. Specifically, the fund is looking to supporting sports clubs and organisations that intentionally deliver wider social outcomes
through sport. Deadline 07 June 2021

Community Ownership Fund

From summer 2021 community groups will be able to bid for up to £250,000 matched-funding to help them buy or take over local community assets at risk of being lost, to run as community-owned businesses through the UK Community Ownership Fund.  Bids will be accepted from all communities across the UK. In most circumstances, bids should be made from community and voluntary organisations with formal governance in place, such as a Community Trust.  Projects should be focused on place-based assets or amenities, which are important to the local community, build connections between people and foster a sense of pride in the local area – but are at risk of being lost without community intervention. There will be an emphasis on ensuring the asset or amenity can be sustainable in community ownership.

Opening June  2021

Co-op local community Fund

From the 4th – 30th May, causes are invited to apply for funding from the Co-op Local Community Fund.  Thurso and Wick Co-op stores will each select three successful causes in their area.  Local groups can find out more and apply at

What projects will the fund support?

In line with our community plan to provide fairer access to food, mental wellbeing and opportunities for young people, the Local Community Fund will support community projects that:

  1. Enable people to access food and co-operate together to feed everyone
  2. Help improve people’s mental wellbeing
  3. Offer young people opportunities to develop new skills and make a difference in their community

Highland Highlife Job Opportunities

High Life Highland are recruiting Youth Support Officers across the far North, including Thurso. he main focus of the role is to improve young people’s lives by co-ordinating Developing the Young Workforce opportunities within a Secondary school setting, ensuring partnership working is at the centre. The role will give young people the ability to enhance their potential to enter a positive sustainable destination on leaving school. 

The Thurso post is for 31.5hrs a week, and there is other posts in Golspie, Dornoch and Kinlochbervie. For more details contact Area Youth Services Officer, Keith Moncur either by email or phone 07774 337 688

JDPS Youth Support Officer (Developing Young Workforce).May 2021

Applications forms available by contacting

Closing date for applications 18th May 2021, interviews will be held w/c 24th May 2021.