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e.on Camster Community Fund Panel - NewsletterThumbnail for article : e.on Camster Community Fund Panel - Newsletter
Year 1 September 2013 to August 2014 Welcome Welcome to the first newsletter from the Camster Community Fund Panel, a group of local volunteers established to make decisions on the Community Fund provided by E.ON the developers of the E.ON Camster Wind Farm.   The Panel of 12, made up of three local community representatives and a Community Councillor from each of the three Community Council areas benefiting from the Fund, makes decisions on how the Fund should be spent.  
Funding Opportunity - UNITY PROJECT FUND 2014-15
Grow Wild is awarding the second round of funding of levels from £1,000 to £4,000 to community groups that want to bring people together to transform a communal space by sowing and growing UK native plants.   If your group has an inspiring idea to connect people to nature, then apply before 2 December 2014 for your chance to join our lively network.  
Are you a UK charity providing support to young people under 25 years old looking to improve your premises within the next 3 years? LandAid's open application round autumn 2014 is now live on our website.   We are inviting applications from charities for building work involving refurbishment and/or new build to support their services to children and/or young people.  
The Michael Tippett Musical Foundation, the charitable Trust established by the composer to encourage the music of the future, has announced that it is open for applications.   Funding of between £500 and £4,000 is available for the development of group music making, especially involving young people.  
Funding Opportunity - TRIANGLE TRUST 1949 FUND
We offer funding for specialist community and voluntary organisations working with carers or the rehabilitation of offenders or ex-offenders within the UK Development Grants next deadline: 6th November  
BEN & JERRY'S AND ASHOKA CORE YOUNG SOCIAL ENTREPRENEUR COMPETITION Ben & Jerry's and Ashoka have launched the latest Join Our Core competition to find young social entrepreneurs who are creating new models for businesses that help make a difference in communities.   The competition is open to young people (aged 18-34) living in: UK, Ireland, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, the Netherlands, France, Japan and Singapore.  
CASHBACK FOR COMMUNITIES: SMALL GRANTS SCHEME Grants of up to £2,000 to support local youth groups to provide big opportunities for Scotland's young people  
KELLY FAMILY CHARITABLE TRUST: FUNDING TO SUPPORT FAMILY BASED PROJECTS The Kelly Family Charitable Trust is open to applications from registered charities whose activities involve all or most family members in initiatives that support and encourage the family to work as a cohesive unit in tackling problems that face one or more of its members.   The overall objective is to reinforce the potential benefit and support that family members as a unit can give to each other.  
The Radcliffe Trust has announced that the next deadline for applications to its Music masking grants programme is the 31st January 2015.   Through its grant making programme, the Radcliffe Trust supports classical music performance and training especially chamber music, composition and music education.  
The ScotRail Foundation has announced that its grants programme has re-opened for applications.  Through the programme, groups and organisations in Scotland can apply for funding for community development projects.  
Funding Opportunity - MONEY FOR LIFE CHALLENGE
The Lloyds Banking Group has announced that for a third year, it will be running the Money for Life Challenge.  The programme offers grants of £500 to teams of young people aged 16-24 in a further education, training or community organisation to run innovative money management projects that benefit their communities.  
Help Save A Sand Dune In CaithnessThumbnail for article : Help Save A Sand Dune In Caithness
The conservation Volunteers Scotland are are an organisation that mobilises volunteers to carry out important work in many parts of Scotland.   They are coming once again to Caithness and this time will be looking to help save the dunes near Wester that are suffering from erosion.  
North Highland College Care & Creative Arts Students And StaffThumbnail for article : North Highland College Care & Creative Arts Students And Staff
The North Highland College UHI Care & Creative Arts (C&CA) department welcomed 203 students last week for induction.   The C&CA department is spread across the North Highland UHI campuses, with the Alness campus specialising in Care and Music courses.  
Thrumster Railway Station Gets Its Sign RestoredThumbnail for article : Thrumster Railway Station Gets Its Sign Restored
Yarrows Heritage Trust located near Thrumster has a number of projects and one of them for the last few years has been the restoration of the Thrumster Railway Station that was once part of the Wick Lybster railway.   Recently the Trust managed to locate and recover the original station platform sign.  
[Support Groups]11/9/2014
2015 Caithness Calendar To Boost Caithness Heart Support GroupThumbnail for article : 2015 Caithness Calendar To Boost Caithness Heart Support Group
THE winter reflections scene at the Riverside, Wick, is just one of the many scenes in Caithness Heart Support Group's 2015 calendar.   A limited number of copies will be available at the group's latest fundraiser at the Norsemen Hotel on Saturday night, featuring the Caithness Big Band.  
Opportunity to shape future LEADER funding in Highland
Highland LEADER is at the final stages of developing a Local Development Strategy for the new 2014-2020 LEADER Programme which will determine the kinds of projects this funding can support over the next six years and are asking people to participate in an on-line survey.   LEADER is a European Union Community Initiative to support economic and community development within rural areas.  
Towhead Headache Did Not Last LongThumbnail for article : Towhead Headache Did Not Last Long
It was a case of "easy, easy" as two towheads made their way through Wick, today, on their way to Wester and SubSea 7's latest pipeline contract.   The towheads made their way up Scalesburn and onto Willowbank, without difficulty but getting round the corner from Girnigoe Street into Henrietta Street presented a challenge for the delivery men, particularly so far as the bigger of the two was concerned.  
Make your vote count
With just days to go before the referendum on Scottish independence, Highland's Counting Officer Steve Barron is urging voters to make sure their vote counts.   He said: "We want everyone's vote to count, whether they are voting by post or in person at a polling place on 18 September.  
Police enquiries ongoing into an assault in Wick town centre
At about 22:20 hours on Friday 05 September 2014, Police Scotland received a report of an assault on a woman having taken place within the lane leading to Kirk Lane car park in Wick town centre.   As part of ongoing enquiries into the assault, police are continuing to appeal for witnesses who may have been in the vicinity of Anderson Lane, Kirk Lane, Bridge Street and Harper's Bar, Back Bridge Street, between 21:45 hours and 22:15 hours on Friday 05 September.  
[Support Groups]7/9/2014
Big Band Bash Could Boost Heart Group's FundsThumbnail for article : Big Band Bash Could Boost  Heart Group's Funds
THE popular Caithness Big Band returns to Wick's Norseman Hotel, later this month, for a charity bash in aid of the Caithness Heart Support Group.   It's one of the group's biggest fundraisers and tickets both for the event, on September 13, and raffle, are available.  

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