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Pulteneytown People's Project

Photograph of Pulteneytown People's ProjectPulteneytown People's Project (PPP) was started by the community to provide services and improve facilities in the area. There are several national funding opportunities available to community groups to improve their area but if you do not have a committee and an organised structure you cannot apply for funding.

To date PPP has turned over almost £3 million which would not have come to Wick if we had not been set up to apply for the funding. The model that we have used is to start something off with grant funding but to work hard at establishing a way to make that project sustainable once the funding has come to an end. This is something we have been incredibly successful at and has led us to being asked to share our practices as far away as India and the USA. We have also talked at conferences throughout Scotland including Oban, Aberdeen, Inverness and Dunkeld.

Our Aims
We wanted to provide services that people in the area wanted. We put out questionnaires to get ideas, and then, using the wishes of the community, set about sourcing funding for these initiatives.

We aim to support all ages in identifying and raising their aspirations by offering social, recreational, learning and work opportunities.

The Pulteneytown People's Project brings the entire community together, working with everyone from soon-to-be-mums, children, teenagers, right through to older citizens.

What do we do?
We provide after school care, youth services, support young people in tenancies, provide community classes, hobbies groups, training schemes, job searches and much more. Please browse the website to see some of the fantastic work the Pulteneytown People's Project are doing right now.

What are the Immediate Effects?
As a result of our work there is greater social interaction, practical support, opportunities to meet new people, have fun, learn new skills, get support with issues such as dealing with benefits or when a partner dies, as well as advice on Internet access and the Digital Switchover.

What are the Long Term Effects?
We hope to create a vibrant community with skilled, employed people who can realise their ambitions. The formation of hobby groups and support helps older people feel less isolated, and volunteering opportunities along with environmental improvements gives a perception of ownership and demonstrates that the area is changing for the better.

01955 608530

01955 602062


Postal Address
Pulteneytown People's Project
Pulteney Centre
Huddart Street


Wick Training Centre

News for Pulteneytown People's Project

Free Bus To Inverness By Pulteneytown Peoples ProjectThumbnail for article : Free Bus To Inverness By Pulteneytown Peoples Project
BUS TRIPS TO INVERNESS 🚍 We are going to be running some bus trips to Inverness - free of charge to the public.   24th February 2024 9th March 2024 16th March 2024 30th March 2024 Whatever your plans are! Fancy a day shopping? Wanting a bingo trip? Take the kids & enjoy a day at soft play and the trampoline park! We can get you there! Drop off & pick up location in Inverness is to be confirmed.  
Caithness Voluntary Group are Moving To Help Reduce Running Costs
Some exciting news that CVG are moving premises.   After nearly 20 years at Telford house we will, from the start of April, be renting space at the Pulteney Centre in Wick.  
Pulteneytown People's Project Agm 2023
AGM on Tuesday 12th December 2023 at 7.00pm in Pulteney Centre, Huddart Street, Wick.   The support of the public, agencies and service users is an essential ingredient of the success of Pulteneytown People's Project.  
Become a Board Member of PPPThumbnail for article : Become a Board Member of PPP
See poster for details..  
Volunteers Needed For New ProjectsThumbnail for article : Volunteers Needed For New Projects
We are looking to boost our volunteer members.  Our success in delivering groups and clubs here at the centre has always been enhanced by the life skills and knowledge of our volunteers.  
Owner Of Ackergill Tower Donates £40,000 To Pulteney Centre
An American millionaire Dr Betsee Parker has donated £40,000 to Pulteney Centre after opening the doors of her private residence to producers of the Netflix hit drama The Crown.   Dr Betsee Parker is an Episcopalian minister and philanthropist from Virginia, bought Ackergill Tower in early 2019 from Clarenco after it ceased trading.  
Caithness Community Groups See Investment Of Over £150k In Latest Funding RoundThumbnail for article : Caithness Community Groups See Investment Of Over £150k In Latest Funding Round
Seven community projects are to benefit from over £150k of funding following the Caithness & North Sutherland Fund's latest grant awards.   CNSFund Chairperson David Glass said "Our latest grant investments will enable community groups to deliver a wide range of improvements to benefit people living in Caithness & North Sutherland.  
Caithness Voluntary Groups Awarded £183,296 To Combat PovertyThumbnail for article : Caithness Voluntary Groups Awarded £183,296 To Combat Poverty
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.  
Pulteneytown People's Project Success In New Funding AwardThumbnail for article : Pulteneytown People's Project Success In New Funding Award
Pulteneytown People's Project has been successful in securing £149,295 over the next 3 years from the BIG Lottery Community Led Activity.   The funding will allow the organisation to continue to deliver existing activities and develop new ones within the community.  

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