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Caithness Voluntary Groups Awarded £183,296 To Combat Poverty

11th January 2019

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Caithness Voluntary Group, in partnership with Pulteneytown People's Project and Thurso Community Development Trust have been awarded 183,296 to employ the four full-time development workers and a part-time co-ordinator.

The 12-month project will employ, a community development worker for Wick will be employed by PPP and based at the Pulteney Centre, as will a childcare development worker. The development worker for Thurso will be based at Ormlie Centre and a rural development officer will work from the CVG offices in Wick.

The community will be consulted about the priorities. The aim of the project is to identify gaps and inequalities through community consultation with local groups being involved.

The money came from the Scottish Government's Aspiring Communities Fund, which is supported by the European Social Fund.

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BACK Jennifer Harvey, Wick development worker, Julie Marker, rural development worker, Joan Lawrie, Thurso development worker,
FRONT part-time co-ordinator Yvonne Hendry

 

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