Caithness Map :: Links to Site Map Great value Unlimited Broadband from an award winning provider  

 

Caithness & North Sutherland Community Groups Awarded over 142K!

25th March 2013

Photograph of Caithness & North Sutherland Community Groups Awarded over 142K!

The Caithness & North Sutherland Fund recently awarded its latest round of community grants totalling over 142k. The grants were awarded to eleven community and voluntary groups in the Dounreay travel to work area for projects that help to make Caithness & North Sutherland an attractive place to live, work and invest in.

This latest round was the Funds first quarter assessment for 2013 which saw the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority funded grant body experiencing its busiest assessment round to date. The Fund currently holds quarterly assessment rounds and since its launch in October 2011, it has continued to see a steady flow of applications for funding support to a wide range of community projects.

Fund Chairman John Henderson stated The Board is delighted to see that the Fund is continuing to attract a significant number of applications for each assessment round and this latest round of grant awards brings the Funds total funding commitment to over 530k.

The grants were awarded to nine community groups in Caithness and two in North Sutherland. The closing date for the next assessment round is the 25th of April and further details about the Caithness & North Sutherland Fund can be found at www.cnsf.org.uk or by contacting the Funds Coordinator David Shearer on enquiries[AT]cnsf.org.uk Tel: 07841 204 982.

Awarded Projects
Berriedale Portland Hall Committee BPH Refurbishment Project
Awarded 30,000
Towards a refurbishment programme of the Berriedale Portland Hall.

Caithness Rugby Football Club Four Change Room Rugby & Associated Facilities Project
Awarded 30,000
Towards building a new four changing room rugby pavilion with associated facilities on a site adjacent to the existing facilities and pitch at Millbank Playing fields in Thurso.

Reay Golf Club Replacement of Essential Golf Equipment Project
Awarded 5,500
Towards purchase of a fairways mower and to carry out improvements to wash-down facilities and storage provision at Reay Golf Club.

Pentland Canoe Club Paddlesport Coach and Leadership Development Programme.
Awarded 29,928.18
Towards a 5 year development programme to develop a new generation of qualified coaches and guides.

Caithness Big Band Bring the Band Outside Project
Awarded 2,138
Towards the purchase of a professional quality stage piano for the Bring the Band Outside Project.

North Coast Community Transport Association Replacement Minibus Project
Awarded 6,000
Towards purchase of a replacement minibus with wheelchair provision to enable NCCTA to continue to provide its services to meet the community transport and social needs of the senior and disabled residents of the Bettyhill, Kirtomy and Strathnaver area.

Thurso High School Mountain Bike Riders Start-Up THS Mountain Bike Riders Project
Awarded 5,258
Towards the start-up costs for an after school mountain bike club situated at Thurso High School.

Wick High School Parent Council WHS Belize 2013 Project
Awarded 2,000
Towards the costs associated for WHS Belize 2013 trip to Belize comprising of three phases involving conservation works in the tropical rainforest, working on community projects with the Maya community and also a reflection phase.

The Elise Lyall School of Dance Scotdance 2013 Canada Project
Awarded 2,000
Towards the costs for ELSD to take ten dancers of various ages to compete at the Scotdance Highland Dancing Championships in Montreal in July 2013 and actively promote the vibrant highland dancing culture that exists in Caithness and North Sutherland promoting the busy Highland Games circuit.

Thurso Players Mill Theatre Roof Project
Awarded 20,000
Towards the costs of roof works repairs on the B Listed Mill Theatre Building in Thurso.

Timespan - Helmsdale Heritage and Arts Society Translocation Excavation Project
Awarded 10,000
Towards the costs of a community excavation project in Caen to unearth information about a traumatic period in the communitys history. The excavation programme will include a variety of activities including an exhibition, digital reconstruction and artist residency and will integrate into a wider arts and heritage programme around the 2013 Bicentenary of the Kildonan Clearances.

About The Fund
Caithness & North Sutherland Fund is a company established by Nuclear Decommissioning Authority, DSRL and Dounreay Stakeholder Group to distribute funding provided by the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority as a planning condition associated with the construction of the low level waste facilities at Dounreay.

The Nuclear Decommissioning Authority will provide 4M funding via DSRL; 1M at the start of construction (already received) and 300,000 pa from 2014 to 2023.

Funding is distributed in line with the NDA socio economic policy.

The Board Directors of Caithness & North Sutherland Fund comprises (i) up to three Highland Councillors from Caithness & North Sutherland nominated by the Highland Council; and (ii) four individuals appointed to represent the local community as a result of an open application process.

For further information on Caithness & North Sutherland Fund, please see www.cnsf.org.uk or contact the Fund Coordinator on enquiries[AT]cnsf.org.uk Tel: 07841 204 982

 

Related Businesses

 

Related Articles

17/7/2019
Community Fund Awards Over £70k To Support Leisure Activities!Thumbnail for article : Community Fund Awards Over £70k To Support Leisure Activities!
The Caithness & North Sutherland Fund has committed over £70k to six community projects in its latest round of grant awards.   CNSFund Chairperson David Glass said "This latest investment supports improvements to recreational amenities and events in Caithness & North Sutherland, helping to ensure that people living and visiting our area can enjoy a high standard of leisure activities.  
25/9/2018
Caithness And North Sutherland Fund Awards £50,000 To Community ProjectsThumbnail for article : Caithness And North Sutherland Fund Awards £50,000 To Community Projects
The Caithness & North Sutherland Fund has recently committed over £50,000 to six community projects in its latest round of grant awards.   Jim MacGregor, CNSFund Chair said, ‘'Our latest funding investment supports improvements to historic and cultural visitor points of interest, village festivities, tourism development, watersports events and young people initiatives.  
15/3/2018
Community Groups Rewarded To Deliver Improvement ProjectsThumbnail for article : Community Groups Rewarded To Deliver Improvement Projects
Community groups across Caithness and north Sutherland have gained more than £178,000 from a local fund's recent awards.  The Caithness & North Sutherland Fund, which is provided by the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA), has held two funding rounds since October and awarded money to eleven projects.  
23/6/2017
Caithness & North Sutherland Fund's Latest Grant AwardsThumbnail for article : Caithness & North Sutherland Fund's Latest Grant Awards
Caithness & North Sutherland Fund's latest grant assessment round has awarded over £17k to community projects throughout the Caithness & North Sutherland area.   The Caithness Broch Project was granted £10,000 towards costs of holding a Caithness Broch Festival, consisting of a programme of participative archaeological activities that will be held throughout the year focusing around two selected Caithness broch sites.  
3/10/2014
Caithness and North Sutherland Fund Grant Awards 2014 - R3Thumbnail for article : Caithness and North Sutherland Fund Grant Awards 2014 - R3
The Caithness & North Sutherland Fund has awarded over £65K at its latest grant assessment round.  The funding has been granted to five community/voluntary groups towards projects that will benefit people living in the Caithness & North Sutherland area.  
1/7/2014
CNSF Receives NDA Next Instalment Of £300KThumbnail for article : CNSF Receives NDA Next Instalment Of £300K
The Caithness & North Sutherland Fund (CNSF), a grant body funded by the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA), received its second instalment of £300k at a recent stakeholder event held in the new low level waste repository vault at the Dounreay site.   This funding is the latest instalment of the NDA's £4M community benefit package being provided via DSRL.  
13/10/2013
Caithness & North Sutherland Fund Latest Grant Awards!Thumbnail for article : Caithness & North Sutherland Fund Latest Grant Awards!
The Caithness & North Sutherland Fund recently held its 3rd grant assessment round for 2013 awarding over 109K to ten community and voluntary groups for projects that will benefit people living in the Caithness & North Sutherland area.   The grant body which is funded by the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority currently assesses applications quarterly and the closing date for the next assessment round is the 1st of November 2013.  
16/6/2013
Grant Body Awards 118K in Latest Round!Thumbnail for article : Grant Body Awards 118K in Latest Round!
The Caithness & North Sutherland Fund recently held its 6th grant assessment round awarding 118K to seven community and voluntary groups for projects that will benefit people living in the Caithness & North Sutherland area.   This latest round of awards brings the Funds total funding commitment to over 648K, of which forty seven voluntary and community groups have benefited.  

[Printer Friendly Version]