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Final call for Your Cash Your Caithness applications

21st April 2016

Local groups in Caithness are reminded that the closing date for Your Cash Your Caithness applications is drawing near and to be in with a chance of receiving a share of £30,000 forms need to be submitted by 5pm on Friday 6 May.

Caithness Members of The Highland Council have set aside £30k from their Ward Discretionary Budget to let the local community decide for themselves which projects are needed in their area. If your idea fits, the community will get to vote for the best ideas at an event in Thurso High School on Saturday 28th May 2016.

Councillor Roger Saxon who sits on the local implementation working group said: "The handing of decision making back to the Community is the first stage in returning community empowerment to the most local level. As the closing date draws near I would encourage as many individuals or groups as possible across Caithness to take part in this initiative to get the funding they are looking for and to get their applications completed and submitted. I am delighted to see that a number of applications have already been received however I would urge all local groups to look at any projects they may wish to start and to complete what is a simplified application form."

Application forms can be accessed online from the Highland Council webs site at or by contacting 609960 Caithness Voluntary Group or, Sinclair Bay Community Council, who will also be able to provide information and assistance with the application process

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