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Caithness And Sutherland Enterprise Approvals - June 2006

18th July 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.

Precision Machining Services, Castletown, purchase of specialist equipment, 18,000; JGC Engineering and Technical Services, Harpsdale, development of new markets for T3UK at Janetstown, 4,926; Think Happy Ltd, Wick, development of new markets for a range of organic hair and beauty products, 70,000

HIE Network financial assistance for skills development
Support for organisations and individuals wishing to develop new skills.

Jennifer Redgate, Castletown, Creative Sketchbooks online course, 500; Sutherland Brothers, Wick, two-year workforce development plan, 3,301; Casper Club, Castletown, three-year workforce development plan, 8,355

HIE Network financial assistance for community projects
Financial support for a wide range of community-based projects.

Caithness Archaeology Trust, Dunbeath, development post for the 'River of Stone' project, 19,300; Caithness Small-Bore Rifle Club, Thurdistoft, Caithness Scottish Open event, 4,295; Highland Wildcat Trails, Golspie, mountain bike event at Ben Bhraggie in 2007, 5,000

Business start-up
Financial support for new business start-ups.

Richard Claydon, Rogart, 'Banscol Kennels', which will also include a cattery and gun dog training service, 3,600

Other
This section covers any other programme under which funding is awarded.

Sutherland Partnership, Lairg, Community Economic Development programme funding for signage, interpretation material and promotion of the NW Highlands Geopark, 10,400; Reay Shop, Reay, Rural Petrol Station Scheme assistance to upgrade fuel pumps, 4,900

 

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