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Your Cash Your Caithness - £10,000 To Be Distributed By Public Vote on 26th January 2019

18th January 2019

Following the initial application process 22 projects now have a chance to put their idea to the public vote. There is £10,000.00 on offer with applications received totalling £21,075.00.

The participatory budgeting event will take place in the Pulteneytown Peoples Project, Pulteneytown Centre, Huddart Street, Wick, KW1 5BA with registration from 9.30 am and will start at 10.00 am until around about 1.30 pm on Saturday 26th January 2019. Each applicant will be allocated a 5 minute slot to make their pitch for funding and a vote will take place at the end of the event to determine which projects have been successful. Voting will be open to anyone aged 14 or over on 26th January 2019.

Free childcare will be available for those who wish to attend but needs to be booked at the Pulteneytown Centre by no later than Wednesday 23rd January 2019. To book childcare parents/guardians should call the Pulteneytown Centre on 01955 608530.

Caithness Civic Leader and Wick and East Caithness Councillor Willie Mackay, who sits on the local implementation working group, said:"This is handing decision making to the community and it is the first stage in returning community empowerment to the most local level. I am very heartened by the variety of the applications that have come forward and I would encourage anyone interested in the process to come along and give their support to all the applicants and to make their votes count."