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News Archive


15/5/2017
Funding Opportunity - TSB - Help And support
Since 2015, nearly 1000 independent, local good causes have benefited from over £1m donated by TSB and its Partners.   Now is the time to nominate your charity.  
15/5/2017
Book Bug WeekThumbnail for article : Book Bug Week
Bookbug Week is coming: 15-21 May! Take part in Bookbug Week with us by joining in with a whole week of FREE, special events taking place all over Scotland for families with babies and young children.   This year's theme is Bookbug's Big Giggle, and there will be a whole host of fun story, song and rhyme activities taking place in local libraries and community venues.  
13/5/2017
Mad Hatters Tea Party In Aid Of CHATThumbnail for article : Mad Hatters Tea Party In Aid Of CHAT
Saturday 27th May 2017.   Tickets available to Thurso and Wick Eye Candy shops.  
9/5/2017
This Foster Care Fortnight, could you help transform children's lives in Highland?Thumbnail for article : This Foster Care Fortnight, could you help transform children's lives in Highland?
Highland Council Fostering and Adoption service is issuing a call for at least 20 more foster families in the Highland Council area to come forward and be assessed as Foster Care Fortnight 2017 begins across the UK.   According to The Fostering Network, the UK's leading fostering charity which runs Foster Care Fortnight, over 7,000 more people with the right skills and experience are needed to offer loving, stable and secure homes to children and young people across the UK.  
Dunbeath To Lybster WalkThumbnail for article : Dunbeath To Lybster Walk
Join us for a walk along the breath taking cliff tops of Caithness for the 3rd in our series of 7 ranger guided walks along the East Coast, following the John O'Groats Trail.  There's a lot to see on this walk - two beautiful harbours, sea stacks and nesting seabirds, coastal flora and a ruined Norse keep.  
8/5/2017
Funding Opportunity - Henry Smith Charityholiday Grants For Children
The purpose of the Holiday Grants programme is to provide access to recreational trips or holidays for groups of children who experience disadvantage or who have disabilities.  In particular we are interested in contributing to trips that would not take place without our funding.  
8/5/2017
Funding Opportunity - The Wessex Youth Trust
The Wessex Youth Trust ('the Trust') is interested in supporting projects which provide opportunities to help, support and advance children and young people up to the age of 21 years only.   Next deadline: 1st November 2017 http://www.wessexyouthtrust.org.uk/grant-applications.php.  
8/5/2017
Funding Opportunity - arts, culture or heritage
Heritage Lottery Fund Launches Great Place Scheme - Scotland.   The deadline for Expression of Interests is 8 June 2017 (midday).  
8/5/2017
Funding Opportunity - Creativity Open Fund
YouthLink Scotland: CashBack for Creativity Fund Opens for Applications Deadline: 2nd June 2017 YouthLink Scotland has launched a £250,000 CashBack for Creativity Open Fund for 2017/18.  The Open Fund is a part of the Scottish Government's CashBack for Communities programme which reinvests the proceeds of crime back into communities to benefit Scotland's young people.  
Ranger Events in May
Armadale Burn Guided Walk Wednesday 10th May 2017.  10am - 1pm.  
8/5/2017
Funding Opportunity - Up To £10,000 for Heart Health
Heart Research UK and SUBWAY Healthy Heart Grants Heart Research UK has re-opened its Healthy Heart Grants scheme to not for profit groups, voluntary organisations and registered charities in Scotland.  Organisations have until the 4th July 2017 to apply for funding of up to £10,000 for projects that actively promote Heart Health and help to prevent, or reduce, the risk of heart disease.  
8/5/2017
Funding Opportunity - Engaging Libraries Programme
Engaging Libraries Programme Opens for Applications.   The Carnegie UK Trust has announced that its Engaging Libraries Programme is now open for applications.  
8/5/2017
Funding Opportunity - Building Resilient Economies
The Friends Provident Foundation - Building Resilient Economies.   Next deadline: 3rd July 2017.  
8/5/2017
Funding Opportunity - promote digital solutions for vocational learning
Ufi Charitable Trust - VocTech Seed.   Stage 1 application form is live from 24th April to 25 May Ufi is launching a new round of its Seed fund to promote digital solutions for vocational learning.  
8/5/2017
Funding Opportunity - Food for Thought Education Fund
Education Scotland: Food for Thought Education Fund.   The Food for Thought Education Fund gives financial support to develop Food and Health as a context for learning.  
8/5/2017
Funding Opportunity - churches, chapels and other places of worship
The William and Jane Morris Fund Next deadline: 31st August 2017.   Grants are awarded to churches, chapels and other places of worship in the United Kingdom for the conservation of decorative features and monuments, but not structural repairs.  
Teaching Makes People - Chris Aitken, Wick High SchoolThumbnail for article : Teaching Makes People - Chris Aitken, Wick High School
Recruitment campaign targets science, technology, engineering and maths.   The ‘Teaching Makes People' campaign targets university undergraduates studying science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) subjects as well as people currently working in STEM industries.  
26/4/2017
Newton Park Primary Opens At Wick CampusThumbnail for article : Newton Park Primary Opens At Wick Campus
Children and their teachers marched from the old Pultenytown Academy primary school to their new school.  
25/4/2017
Kids Go Wild with NorthLink Ferries and RSPB ScotlandThumbnail for article : Kids Go Wild with NorthLink Ferries and RSPB Scotland
NorthLink Ferries has teamed up with RSPB Scotland to give families a chance to tap into their wild side.   Until September, a set of ‘pop-up' binoculars and wildlife calendar providing helpful nature-watching tips will be offered to families travelling on the ferry service, helping them spot unique wildlife as they make their way to and from the Northern Isles.