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Womberang At Assembly Rooms, Wick - Tuesday 19 April 2022Thumbnail for article : Womberang At Assembly Rooms, Wick - Tuesday 19 April 2022
Tickets on sale from 14 March 2022.   £8.  
Become a Peer SupporterThumbnail for article : Become a Peer Supporter
See poster for details..  
EASTER 2022 Wick Active Schools programmeThumbnail for article : EASTER 2022 Wick Active Schools programme
See poster for details..  
How To Start A Community Growing ProjectThumbnail for article : How To Start A Community Growing Project
Thurso Grows is hosting a "How to Start a Community Growing Project" workshop on Monday 14th March from 9:30am - 12:30pm at the Ormlie Community Gardens and Ormlie Centre.   Details for how to book onto this workshop are on the attached poster.  
Empower Her For Young Women In ThursoThumbnail for article : Empower Her For Young Women In Thurso
"Empower HER is a group designed to give young women in Thurso a social space that is safe, inclusive and informative as well as being fun and a place to meet new people.  It is for those that identify as women and are aged between 15 and 25 years.  
Scottish PollinatorsThumbnail for article : Scottish Pollinators
Updates on pollinators and pollinator projects from around Scotland.   For some species, life cycle events are triggered by the onset of rainfall, or by a day-length threshold (photoperiod); genetics also plays a role.  
Funding Opportunity - Chance To Flourish
Chance to Flourish is funded through the Scottish Children's Lottery.  Their mission is to work to ensure that every child in Scotland is given the opportunity to grow and develop to their full potential.  
Supporting Communities Redeveloping Play Area
The Highland Council has launched a new section of its website dedicated to upgrading play area provision across the Highlands.   The Council currently has 306 equipped play areas spread across the region in rural and urban locations.  
Thurso Community Development Trust Gets Share In £1.5 Million For Highland-wide Climate Movement To Reduce Waste
Community groups across the Highlands are coming together as part of a new climate movement to help reduce waste and tackle a throwaway culture.   The Highland Community Waste Partnership, led by Keep Scotland Beautiful, is being made possible by a £1,498,568 award, announced today (Tue 25 January) by The National Lottery Community Fund.  
Wick High S2 Computing Students Excel In National Challenge
This year, Wick High S2 Computing Science pupils took part in the BEBRAS UK Challenge.  The challenge aims to introduce computational thinking to students and is designed to get students all over the world excited about Computing.  
What Is A Modern Charity?Thumbnail for article : What Is A Modern Charity?
If you think you know what a charity is in Scotland then this video may make you think how the third sector flow into all out lives at many points.   Volunteers run them with the help in some cases of paid staff.  
Helping communities recover from the pandemic
A report that calls for tackling poverty and inequality to be central to the recovery from the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has been welcomed by the Scottish Government.   Today's initial response to the Social Renewal Advisory Board’s report ‘If not now, when?’ outlines work already underway in areas such as housing, fair work, supporting parents and young people into employment, and investing in our communities.  
Community Group Takes Ownership Of Dunnet ForestThumbnail for article : Community Group Takes Ownership Of Dunnet Forest
A local trust in Caithness will be taking forward ambitious ideas for Dunnet Forest, after becoming owners of the popular woodland on 25 February.   The Dunnet Forestry Trust took ownership of the 105 hectare forest following completion of a community asset transfer agreement with NatureScot.  
Visually impaired young people in Highland find their voiceThumbnail for article : Visually impaired young people in Highland find their voice
A group of visually impaired young people in Highland are reaching out to other young people with sight loss to come together and speak out about their lives and experiences.   Supported by Highland Children and Young People's Forum, and under the umbrella of their youth participation project Inspire Highland, this group will provide a vital opportunity for young people with a visual impairment to share experiences, learn from each other and campaign on key issues affecting their lives.  
High Life Highland Libraries support World Book Day 4th MarchThumbnail for article : High Life Highland Libraries support World Book Day 4th March
High Life Highland Libraries are once again supporting World Book day albeit online this year.   World Book day has a mission to promote reading for pleasure and changes lives through a love of books and shared reading.  
Community Groups Benefit From Caithness And North Sutherland Fund GrantsThumbnail for article : Community Groups Benefit From Caithness And North Sutherland Fund Grants
The CNSFund has committed over £79k to community groups in Caithness & North Sutherland in its recent grant rounds.  Funded by the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority, a wide range of community-led projects throughout the Dounreay travel to work area are to benefit from the grant support.  
New Chair and Vice Chair for Highland Youth Parliament
The Highland Youth Parliament (HYP) has voted in a new Chair, Innes Morgan from Thurso and Vice Chair, Isaac Beckley from Glenurquhart, near Inverness.   The Highland Youth Parliament is the elected parliament for young people in the Highlands with over 100 elected members via schools and youth forums across the area.  
Caithness International Science Festival 2021 Reaches Out DigitallyThumbnail for article : Caithness International Science Festival 2021 Reaches Out Digitally
The Caithness International Science Festival has gone digital for 2021.   Monday 1st March to Wednesday 31st March.  
Dounreay Communities Fund Closing Dates For Applications 2021
Community organisations or charities that benefit people in Caithness and North Sutherland may be eligible for assistance from the Dounreay Communities Fund.   For full details go HERE How to apply to the Dounreay Communities Fund Closing dates for submitting applications Application review dates 10 March 2021 31 March 2020 7 April 2021 28 April 2021 30 June 2021 21 July 2021 29 September 2021 20 October 2021 30 December 2021 26 January 2022.