Funding Event Wick

On Wednesday 12th June there is a funding event being held at the Pulteney Centre in Wick at If you have a project that you are looking for funding for then this is an opportunity to come along and find out what funds are out there. 

The funders who will be there are The National Lottery Community Fund, Children in Need, Caithness and North Sutherland, Tesco Green Space, Beatrice Offshore Wind Farm Commnuity Fund, Foundation Scotland talking about the local funds that are available in the area. There will time to ask the funders questions and if someone wants to make a one-one appointment with any funder they can book one with Yvonne.

to book a space contact Yvonne Hendry 01955 609960,,, 01955603453


Resilient Comunities Fund, North of Scotland

The Resilient Communities Fund North of Scotland is open for applications until 23rd May. The fund will support projects that achieve one of the following criteria: 1. Vulnerability – To protect the welfare of vulnerable community members through enhancing their resilience and improving community participation and effectiveness. 2. Resilience for Emergency Events – To enhance community facilities, services and communication specifically to support the local response in the event of a significant emergency event. They are offering grants of up to £20,000 to support community resilience projects. To find out more go to


Volunteering Matters Action Earth 2019 is now open for applications!

Volunteering Matters Action Earth 2019 is now open for applications! Volunteering Matters Action Earth empowers people in Scotland to take action and improve their local environment through volunteering.Any group of volunteers can apply for Volunteering Matters Action Earth grants of between £50-250 to run environmentaxl activities in Scotland’s green spaces. This could include creating or improving community gardens, wildflower meadows, ponds or woodlands.

They can also offer Action Earth Enhanced Grants 2019 up to £500 for projects which can demonstrate a significant health impact through working with people who have defined health or social needs. Contact Robert Henderson if you wish to discuss eligibility and availability of this enhanced level grant.

They prioritise applications from volunteer groups who do any of the following:

•       Work in areas where there is substantial social or economic deprivation
•       Improve and develop the health and wellbeing of their local community
•       Involve disabled people, vulnerable people or those at risk of exclusion
•       Encourage and involve people under 26 in practical outdoor conservation

They also consider applications that make a major environmental impact or involve mass participation.







Free trees for community groups and schools

Free trees for community groups and schools

Schools across the UK, nurseries, colleges, universities and other groups such as resident associations, sports clubs, parish councils, Scouts and Guides are among the organisations eligible to apply for up to 420 trees to improve their local environment. Tree packs available include hedging, copse, wild harvest, year-round colour, working wood, wild wood and urban trees. Applications may be submitted at any time:

NHS Funding for the Third Sector

Applications for the NHS Highland Third Sector Funding have just opened.

NHS Highland believes that a thriving third sector is a real asset to the Highlands. By way of commitment to this, it has created a new application process for the funding of third sector providers delivering services to adults aged 18, living in Highland.

This new process will be open to third sector providers that deliver activities/services aligned to NHS Highland’s strategic and mission-critical objectives as detailed below, and can demonstrate measurable value and positive impact to the lives of people living in Highland:

  • Keeping people out of hospital
  • Expediting their return home
  • Helping to keep people living independently at home for as long as possible

A single application process opened April 8th and will close on May 15th 2019, with funding available for the following periods:

  • October 1st 2019 –March 31st 2020, up to a maximum of £25,000
  • April 2020 1st –March 31st 2021, up to a maximum of £49,999

to find out more and get an application form go to