Apply now for Community Transport grants
28th August 2019
The Highland Council is now inviting applications for Community Transport grant funding, to cover the three-year period from April 2020 - March 2023.
The Council encourages both current grant recipients and new applicants to submit applications.
The Council's Environment, Development and Infrastructure Committee approved the criteria for new Community Transport grants and the launching of an invitation to bid for new grants at their meeting on 15 August 2019.
In a departure from previous grant application invitations, funding of Section 22 community bus routes will be considered.
The role of Community Transport within the Council is vital and the diversity of projects and activities which address the unique circumstances and opportunities within a particular area are welcomed. Crucially, these initiatives foster communities' direct involvement in solutions which most closely address and meet their transport needs, with the added benefit of empowering individuals and the broader community.
Details of the process and how to apply are on the council's website at:
The deadline for submitting an application is Friday, 20 September 2019.
Anyone with queries regarding submission of their application; require an application pack or have any other questions regarding the process, please contact:
Ali MacDonald, Senior Transport Officer (Network & Community)
phone: 01463 702839,
Decisions on awards of grant will be made at the Council's Environment, Development and Infrastructure Committee meeting on Thursday, 7 November 2019.
The improving trend of attainment is continuing in Highland as demonstrated by the SQA results published today. Attainment in Highland schools has risen against all key indicators and improvement is also around 2% above national levels of improvement.
Members were today asked to note the good progress being made in relation to the local authority's Recovery Action Plan despite the significant challenges faced because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The report highlighted that important work on the 11 key priorities continues at pace.
The Highland Council is issuing a reminder that no more than 20 people should attend a funeral service in person. No changes to these restrictions on funeral services were announced by the Scottish Government following the three weekly formal review of coronavirus controls last week.
Move towards a more sustainable delivery of humanitarian assistance proposed as Highland navigates COVID-19 recovery phase. Staff and Communities have been praised for their outstanding response to the Covid-19 emergency.
Today's announcement from the First Minister is very much what we have been anticipating and preparing for in our return to Highland education settings. It is a great reassurance that we can now continue with our work to achieve a full return of pupils and staff, including those who were previously shielding, in August.
Highland Council is reminding communities the service point network remains closed, in line with COVID 19 guidance. Anyone who wishes to access Council services can do so online, over the telephone or by email.
From 29th June, Highland Council Registration Offices resumed birth registration. As birth registrations were suspended since late March, The Highland Council's Registrars are now working through a backlog and it is important that they register births in date order wherever possible.
The Highland Council announced on Thursday 23 July 2020 additional materials will start to be accepted at many of the Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRC) across the region and some opening times extended as part of the planned phased reopening. Wood and scrap metal have now been added to the range of items that are accepted at the majority of facilities where the layout and size of the site allows.
The Highland Council can now confirm that the Bulky Uplift Service is being re-instated from today, Monday 20 July 2020. The service was suspended on the 23rd March due to the COVID-19 National Emergency and the need to prioritise staff to provide essential waste and recycling collections.
Following the Council's announcement that contract work valued at over £60 million for new housing development projects across the Highlands has resumed, the Chair of the Housing and Property Committee has confirmed that capital investment works for the Council's current housing stock will be re-starting shortly. Contractors have supplied The Highland Council with detailed work plans for safe working, encompassing social distancing and following all guidance relating to Covid-19.