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CASE Approvals List - May 2006

21st June 2006

The following are funds approved up to the last day of the month. Please note that the sums relate to approvals, not payments. While finance may be approved, for a business investment for example, it does not guarantee that the development will go ahead. The approval simply shows that funds have been made available by CASE, but they will not be released until evidence is received that the project or activity has gone ahead.

HIE Network financial assistance for business
Financial assistance to help new and existing businesses to expand and develop.

  • ViewPoint Systems (Scotland) Ltd, Wick
    Establishment of contact centre, 487,900
  • JGC Engineering and Technical Services, Harpsdale
    Purchase of specialist equipment, 13,300
  • Castle of Mey Trust, Mey
    Creation of visitor centre at the Castle of Mey, 123,800
  • Elizabeth's Fabrics, Thurso
    Purchase of equipment, 3,500
  • Highland Hampers Ltd, Thurso
    Website development, 12,750
  • Sunbeam Crafts, Castletown
    Website development, 530
  • Elizabeth's Fabrics, Thurso
    Website development, 2,000

HIE Network financial assistance for skills development
Support for organisations and individuals wishing to develop new skills.
  • White House Garage, Wick
    LGV training, 767
  • JGC Engineering & Technical Services, Harpsdale
    Scaffolding training, 1,700
  • Deeann Sutherland, Thurso
    Level 5 Professional Diploma in Logistics & Transport, 750
  • Iain MacGruer, Golspie
    Greenhand, 750
  • Alistair Bruce, Golspie
    Indexing, 693

HIE Network financial assistance for community projects
Financial support for a wide range of community-based projects.
  • Ormlie Community Association, Thurso
    Renewable energy project, 38,000
  • Golspie Recycling Environmental Action Network, Golspie
    Kerbside & villages recycling programme, 20,000
  • Melvich Village Hall, Melvich
    Funding sources consultancy, 2,250
  • WW 2 Air Raid Victims, Wick
    Memorial garden design, 2,250
  • South East Caithness Development Group, Dunbeath
    Community transport project, 4,190
  • Wick RBLS Pipe Band, Wick
    Massed bands event 2006, 950

Business start-up
Financial support for new business start-ups.
  • Paul and Dianne Barrett, Wick
    Wood fuel and wood chip business, 3,600

This section covers any other programme under which funding is awarded.
  • Kevin Morrison, Kinlochbervie
    Fisheries & Aquaculture Scheme assistance towards adaptation of boat and purchase of specialist equipment, 6,100
  • Wick Harbour Authority, Wick
    Enhancements to harbour facilities, 15,000
  • Castle of Mey Trust, Mey
    HIE Activity funding towards the establishment of a visitor centre, 66,700


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