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Deadline for Your Cash Your Caithness applications - 2nd December 2018

26th November 2018

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 £10,000, completed forms need to be received by 5.00pm on Sunday 2nd December 2018

Caithness Members of The Highland Council have set aside £10,000 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 Pulteneytown Peoples Project, Wick on Saturday 26th January 2019.

Chair of the Caithness Committee, Councillor Matthew Reiss, 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 web site at https://www.highland.gov.uk/directory_record/1117954/your_cash_your_caithness_january_2019/category/155/grants_for_community_groups or by contacting Yvonne@CVG.org.uk 01955 609960 Caithness Voluntary Group who will also be able to provide information and assistance with the application process.

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