SSE Partnership Fund Just Open

THE SSE partnership has just opened, with a closing date of Thursday, July 5. There will be only one round of the fund this year.

The partnership fund can support projects which:

  • Create opportunities
  • Create or enhance opportunities for education and employment through activities focused on improving an individual’s chances of entering the workplace or further professional development
  • Empower communities
  • Empower fragile communities to become more resilient and to protect their vulnerable residents through measures which demonstrate long-term social, environmental or economic improvements
  • Stimulate sustainable places
  • Stimulate meaningful regeneration through actions which improve or enhance local infrastructure, landscape, biodiversity or heritage to make a lasting difference to the places we live, work and visit

You can apply for funding from £10,000 up to a maximum of £50,000.

Communities on the east coast of Caithness and Sutherland can apply.


Wick Funding Information Event

COME along to a Funding Information Event to find out what support is available for your organisation in Caithness. It takes place at the Pulteney Centre on Wick on Tuesday, April 24, from 10am-1pm.

Funders present will be Caithness and North Sutherland Fund, Highland LEADER, Highlands and Islands Enterprise, Tesco Green Space Fund and SSE, talking about three funds. There will be time to ask the funders questions. Refreshments will be provided.

To book a place, contact Yvonne Hendry or Helen McKay, 609960 603453,

This event is funded by SSE Beatrice Community Fund.

THE Year of Young People National Lottery Fund

THE Year of Young People National Lottery Fund is offering grants of between £3000 and £10,000 to projects that focus on young people’s health and wellbeing.

Health and wellbeing includes many things, from supporting young people to lead active lives to providing opportunities to learn about and improve mental and physical health.

When your application is being assessed, consideration will be given to:

  •          Whether the project is relevant to heritage, to the community, or to sport in Scotland
  •          How it will improve mental and or physical health and wellbeing for young people
  •          How capable your organisation is of carrying out the project
  •          Overall value for money

To find out more, go to


Apply to be a Co-op local cause

The Co-op Local Community Fund gives money to local causes, helping to bring people together and make a difference. 

To apply to be a Co-op cause you must have a project or event in mind that:

  • takes place in the UK or Isle of Man
  • doesn't have religious or political aims (although you can still apply if you're a religious organisation)
  • meets the Co-op's values
  • takes place or will still be running after October 2019
  • benefits your local community

They will give preference to projects run by small, local organisations that make a real difference to people in their community.

You can't apply if your organisation is run for private profit. If you're unsure about your organisation's status check what types of organisations can apply.

You can't use money from the fund solely to pay for staff salaries or general running costs, or to make a donation to another organisation.

They will let you know if you've been selected in October and you can start promoting your cause to our members from November.

You'll be paid a share of the funding every 6 months, with the first payment at the end of May 2019.

To find out more go to


Where are the Defibrillators in Caithness? can you help with mapping excercise?

Riverbank Practice Patient Participation Group  in conjunction with Caithness Heart Support Group are looking for your help to identify existing defibrillators in Caithness and have them registered with the Scottish Ambulance Service.

If you have seen any of these defibrillators in Caithness please contact 01847 892609 or email  as this is vital information can help save lives locally.

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