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Funding Opportunity - FCC Environment Scottish Action Fund
The FCC Scottish Action Fund offers funding of between £2,000 and £50,000 to projects from FCC Environment through the Scottish Landfill Communities Fund.   Local Authorities, charities, parish councils, church or community organisations and voluntary groups can apply for funding of between £2,000 and £50,000 for land reclamation works; community recycling projects; the provision of public amenities and parks; biodiversity projects; and the maintenance or restoration of historic buildings.  
Funding Opportunity - Creative Scotland: Youth Music Initiative Funding
Creative Scotland administers the Scottish Government's Youth Music Initiative (YMI) programme which in 2017-18 will: - Create access to high-quality music-making opportunities for young people aged 0-25 years, particularly for those that would not normally have the chance to participate.  - Enable young people to achieve their potential in or through music making.  
Funding Opportunity - Jean Sainsbury Animal Welfare Trust
The next deadline for applications to the Jean Sainsbury Animal Welfare Trust is 1st September 2017.  Charities registered in the UK and working to offer sanctuary, rehoming and rehabilitation to animals in the UK and/or internationally can apply.  
Funding Opportunity - People's Health Trust - Active Communities Funding Programme
The People's Health Trust is an independent charity addressing health inequalities across Great Britain.  Using money raised by society lotteries through The Health Lottery, People's Health Trust opens in different areas at different times throughout the year.  
Funding Opportunity - Valuing the expertise of people living with dementia
"Valuing the expertise of people living with dementia".   Concept notes as a first stage application should be submitted by 28th May 2017.  
Statement To CHAT From Labour Candidate Olivia Bell
Caithness Health Action Team.   CHAT's decision to withdraw from the Caithness Maternity and Gynaecological Group should make every politician sit up and take notice.  
Challenge to SNP and Tories in Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross from LabourThumbnail for article : Challenge to SNP and Tories in Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross from Labour
Candidates standing for Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross in the General Election have been challenged to spell out what action they would take to support local health campaigners if elected as an MP.   Scottish Labour's Olivia Bell said she was keen that the action part of supporting the local community wasn't lost in hot air and fine words.  
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.  
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.  
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.  
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.  
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.  
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  
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).  
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.  
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.  
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.  
Funding Opportunity - Building Resilient Economies
The Friends Provident Foundation - Building Resilient Economies.   Next deadline: 3rd July 2017.