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Caithness Wards' Discretionary Budget Awards

28th September 2009

A number of local groups have recently benefited from grants awarded from The Highland Council's Thurso, Wick and Landward Caithness Wards' Discretionary budgets. They are: -

* Caithness Voluntary Group - Rural Transport were awarded £3,600 towards the costs of purchasing a new minibus.

* Caithness Disability Sports were awarded £1,000 towards the costs of attending the Special Olympics in Leicester.

* Caithness United Football Club was awarded £500 towards costs in attending a tournament in Orkney.

* Thurso Sea Cadet Unit have been awarded £2,500 to assist with reroofing costs of the units building.

* DATEC Retirement Group was awarded £1,000 towards costs associated with the continuation of their courses at Thurso College.

* Thurso CCTV Group was awarded £5,000 towards the upgrading of the present system.
* Thurso Town Improvements Association was awarded £3,706 towards play equipment for the Beach Road Play Park.

*Dunnet & Canisbay Community Council were awarded £1,000 towards the improvements to the car park at the Broch Centre at Auckengill.

Each of the three council wards in Caithness is allocated an annual discretionary budget of £59,659

Details on how to apply to the discretionary budgets can be found on the Councils internet site http://www.highland.gov.uk/yourcouncil/yourward/

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