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FUNDING FOR FINANCIAL LITERACY PROJECTS The MSE Charity has announced that its grants programme has re-opend for applications.   The MSE Charity provides grants to constituted community based groups (including schools) to help fight financial and consumer illiteracy and to educate and inform adults and children about consumer and debt issues.  
TAIC FREUMHAN COIMHEARSNACHD 2013-14: FUNDING TO ENCOURAGE THE USE OF GAELIC Are you interested in receiving some support to encourage the use of Gaelic in your area? Bòrd na Gàidhlig''s funding scheme Taic Freumhan Coimhearsnachd is now open to new applications, to assist projects which will encourage and increase the learning and usage of Gaelic within communities, by supporting at least one of the following priorities: .  Home and Early Years .  
Funding Opportunities - IDLEWILD TRUST
IDLEWILD TRUST The Idlewild Trust has announced that the next closing date for applications to its grant making programme is the 22nd February 2013.   The Idlewild Trust is a grant making trust that supports registered charities concerned with the encouragement of the performing and fine arts and crafts, the advancement of education within the arts and the preservation for the benefit of the public of lands, buildings and other objects of beauty or historic interest in the United Kingdom.  
HERITAGE GRANTS OVER £2 MILLION AND UNDER £5 MILLION The Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) has announced that the next deadline for application for heritage grants of over £2 million and under £5 million is the 8th February 2013.   Through this grant scheme, funding is available for projects that relate to the national, regional or local heritage of the UK.  
MUSIC FUNDING FOR INDIVIDUALS ORGANISATIONS & GROUPS The Performing Rights Society (PRS) for Music Foundation, the UK''s leading funder of new music across all genres, has announced that its funding programme for individuals, organisations and groups is open for applications.   Funding is available to any individual or not-for-profit organisation that support the creation and performance of outstanding new music in any genre; develop artists to their full potential; and inspire audiences UK-wide.  
WOLFSON FOUNDATION - SCHOOLS SPECIAL NEEDS GRANTS PROGRAMME The Wolfson Foundation has announced that its Special Needs Grants programme is open for applications.   Through its Special Needs Programme Mainstream Secondary Schools and 6th Form Colleges can apply to the Foundation for funding for capital or equipment projects relating to the teaching of science and technology, languages, music, the arts or libraries.  
The State of our Ancient Monuments (by Leslie Myatt)Thumbnail for article : The State of our Ancient Monuments (by Leslie Myatt)
First Published in Caithness Field Club Bulletin - 2011 With a potential increase in tourism to the county we should pride ourselves on our antiquities as does our neighbour across the Firth, Orkney.  They should be displayed to their best advantage if they are signposted for visitors.  
Caithness Young Farmers Clubs Gain Genersous Donations
THE most northerly YFC on mainland Britain has been given a funding boost from Aberdeen and Northern Marts (ANM).   Forss, Halkirk and Bower YFCs in Caithness each received £820, which was raised at the recent 20th anniversary sale held at the Caithness Livestock Centre at Quoybrae.  
Talking Science Grants
Science projects that aim to interest people of all ages and abilities can bid for funding to reach an even greater audience from today.   Talking Science grants aim to make science and scientific issues more accessible to communities across Scotland that may not have otherwise have had the chance.  
New Courses Starting At North Highland CollegeThumbnail for article : New Courses Starting At North Highland College
New course starting In January 2013 at North Highland college..  
Caithness Horizons Launch Their “Peter's Pal's”: Young Curator's ClubThumbnail for article : Caithness Horizons Launch Their “Peter's Pal's”: Young Curator's Club
On 19th and 20th January Caithness Horizons will be launching a new initiative called "Peter's Pals" a Young Curators Club for children aged between 8 and 12 years old.   Led by “Peter” the Museum’s mascot who is a Little Penguin (scientific name: Eudyptula minor) and the Museum Curator “Peter’s Pal’s” will meet regularly (once a month apart from at Christmas and during the summer holidays) to investigate the Museum Collection; participate in workshops to learn new skills relating to the Museum’s Collection.  
How To 'Signature Eye Colour: Contour Eye'Thumbnail for article : How To 'Signature Eye Colour: Contour Eye'
Watch Jane Bradley, Make up Ambassador for Liz Earle, as she gives her expert advice and tips on how to create classic contoured eyes with Liz Earle Signature Eye Colour and makeup from the Liz Earle Colour range.  Available in 20 shades, Signature Eye Colour is a lightweight eye shadow which is easy to blend for a smooth, even finish that stays true and lasts..  
Icecapade - Simon's Cat - Send Us Your Moggie and Doggie Photos Thumbnail for article : Icecapade - Simon's Cat - Send Us Your Moggie and Doggie Photos
For those of you who have not yet seen Simon's Cats you and the kids might enjoy this series of cartoons.   We are thinking about starting a new Moggies and doggies photo gallery on so email your cat or dog photos - kittens and puppies welcome to bill[AT]  
Help Wick Rotary Club Recycle BicyclesThumbnail for article : Help Wick Rotary Club Recycle Bicycles
Do you have a bicycle you no longer need? Then you can help some poor people in third world countries to get mobile.   Wick Rotary club are collecting old bicycles to refurbish and send off to people who can really use some help with their transport.  
Drop a Glass Size in 2013Thumbnail for article : Drop a Glass Size in 2013
A campaign encouraging women to ‘Drop a Glass Size’ in 2013 has been launched today by Health Secretary Alex Neil.   As part of the campaign, which also includes a national roadshow, a new ‘drinking mirror’ smart phone app has been developed to show people the shocking affects of regularly drinking too much.  
Portable Museum Of Curiosity inspired by Robert Dick baker & botanist Thumbnail for article : Portable Museum Of Curiosity inspired by Robert Dick baker & botanist
Joanne B Kaar - "The Portable Museum Of Curiosity" This "Portable Museum of Curiosity" is the result of a collaboration with Joanne B Kaar, artist, and Joanne Howdle, museum curator for Caithness Horizons, Thurso, as part of Museums Galleries Scotland / Creative Scotland, Iconic Artists in Iconic Places residency 2012.   "The Portable Museum of Curiosity" is available for schools, colleges, community groups, museums, galleries and other heritage organisations to borrow.  
Funding Opportunity for Small Community Groups
GALAXY HOT CHOCOLATE FUND We are looking to help small, local community based projects and community minded people through our GALAXY Hot Chocolate Fund.   From January 7th 2013 to March 31st 2013 we are seeking to donate sixty £300 awards to help people or groups with their community programmes.  
Funding Opportunity - Carnegie Challenge Fund
CARNEGIE CHALLENGE FUND The Carnegie UK Trust has announced the launch of its Carnegie Challenge Fund.   The Carnegie Challenge is a fund to enable not-for-profit organisations to put on a high calibre debate to raise the profile and impact of a conference or event which they are organising.  
Funding Opportunities - Social Entrpeneurs
FIRSTPORT: FUNDING FOR SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURS Firstport, which supports new and emerging social entrepreneurs across Scotland, has announced that its Level 2 Social Entrepreneurship Fund is open for applications.   Level 2 grants of up to £20,000 are available to individuals and small groups of individuals with a tested and proven social enterprise idea that have a successful trading track record of about 12 months.  
Funding Opportunity - Climate Challenge Fund
CLIMATE CHALLENGE FUND (SCOTLAND) Keep Scotland Beautiful, has announced that the next deadline for applications to the Climate challenge fund is the 5th April 2013.   Through the Climate Challenge Fund, Communities across Scotland can apply for grants of up to £150,000 per year to help reduce their carbon footprint and become more energy efficient.