Duncansby Head Join Orca Watch founder, Colin Bird, as he watches for orcas! You can come along for as little or as long as you like, but if you think you can offer upwards of an hour please drop us a line so we can get organised! Please dress sensibly for changeable weather and bring the food and drink you may require for the length of your watch. Please note that the nearest toilet facilities are three miles away in John O'Groats.
The Duncraig Educational Trust Scheme can provide financial assistance to young Highland people who meet the essential criteria for the scheme. These are: Young people with an exceptional or unique talent And, who attend or attended secondary school in the Highland Council area Or, whose parents or grandparents attended a Highland secondary school for a minimum of two years There are two categories of award with different age groups being eligible to apply for each category: Sports grants are available for 14 to 25 year olds who have been selected to participate in sporting events at national or international level and, or who require specialist sports coaching, training or equipment to compete at national or international level Grants for 16 to 25 year olds undertaking specialist courses of study in arts, language and heritage, science and environment and or to purchase specialist equipment for such courses To apply go to - http://www.highland.gov.uk/info/899/schools_-_grants_and_benefits/30/duncraig_educational_trust_scheme.
Telecoms provider O2 "Think Big with O2" youth programme is currently open for applications. The programme supports young people in the UK (aged between 13 and 25) who want to use digital technology to make positive changes to their communities.
Applications working in the areas of education or health with one of our three chosen focus groups are selected or considered: - Children and young people with disabilities - Children and young people who are sick in hospital - Children and young people who are life limited (requiring palliative care) If favoured, grant applications for up to £5,000 can be approved by the Director, up to £10,000 can be approved by the Grants Committee, and applications for more than £10,000 are recommended to the Trustees for final approval. The Foundation is a small charity and generally will not make awards of over £30,000 (per year).
The FCC Scottish Action Fund offers funding of between £2,000 and £50,000 to projects from FCC Environment through the Scottish Landfill Communities Fund. Local Authorities, charities, parish councils, church or community organisations and voluntary groups can apply for funding of between £2,000 and £50,000 for land reclamation works; community recycling projects; the provision of public amenities and parks; biodiversity projects; and the maintenance or restoration of historic buildings.
Creative Scotland administers the Scottish Government's Youth Music Initiative (YMI) programme which in 2017-18 will: - Create access to high-quality music-making opportunities for young people aged 0-25 years, particularly for those that would not normally have the chance to participate. - Enable young people to achieve their potential in or through music making.
The People's Health Trust is an independent charity addressing health inequalities across Great Britain. Using money raised by society lotteries through The Health Lottery, People's Health Trust opens in different areas at different times throughout the year.
The next deadline for applications to the Jean Sainsbury Animal Welfare Trust is 1st September 2017. Charities registered in the UK and working to offer sanctuary, rehoming and rehabilitation to animals in the UK and/or internationally can apply.
"Valuing the expertise of people living with dementia". Concept notes as a first stage application should be submitted by 28th May 2017.
Caithness Health Action Team. CHAT's decision to withdraw from the Caithness Maternity and Gynaecological Group should make every politician sit up and take notice.
Candidates standing for Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross in the General Election have been challenged to spell out what action they would take to support local health campaigners if elected as an MP. Scottish Labour's Olivia Bell said she was keen that the action part of supporting the local community wasn't lost in hot air and fine words.
Since 2015, nearly 1000 independent, local good causes have benefited from over £1m donated by TSB and its Partners. Now is the time to nominate your charity.
Bookbug Week is coming: 15-21 May! Take part in Bookbug Week with us by joining in with a whole week of FREE, special events taking place all over Scotland for families with babies and young children. This year's theme is Bookbug's Big Giggle, and there will be a whole host of fun story, song and rhyme activities taking place in local libraries and community venues.
Saturday 27th May 2017. Tickets available to Thurso and Wick Eye Candy shops.
Highland Council Fostering and Adoption service is issuing a call for at least 20 more foster families in the Highland Council area to come forward and be assessed as Foster Care Fortnight 2017 begins across the UK. According to The Fostering Network, the UK's leading fostering charity which runs Foster Care Fortnight, over 7,000 more people with the right skills and experience are needed to offer loving, stable and secure homes to children and young people across the UK.
Join us for a walk along the breath taking cliff tops of Caithness for the 3rd in our series of 7 ranger guided walks along the East Coast, following the John O'Groats Trail. There's a lot to see on this walk - two beautiful harbours, sea stacks and nesting seabirds, coastal flora and a ruined Norse keep.
The purpose of the Holiday Grants programme is to provide access to recreational trips or holidays for groups of children who experience disadvantage or who have disabilities. In particular we are interested in contributing to trips that would not take place without our funding.
The Wessex Youth Trust ('the Trust') is interested in supporting projects which provide opportunities to help, support and advance children and young people up to the age of 21 years only. Next deadline: 1st November 2017 http://www.wessexyouthtrust.org.uk/grant-applications.php.
Heritage Lottery Fund Launches Great Place Scheme - Scotland. The deadline for Expression of Interests is 8 June 2017 (midday).
Armadale Burn Guided Walk Wednesday 10th May 2017. 10am - 1pm.