Lucky for some …13 local projects to receive Caithness cash.

Wick Participatory Budgeting
Wick Participatory Budgeting

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Local people cast their votes this past weekend on Saturday 21 November 2015 at a Highland Council participatory budgeting event held in the Pulteney Centre, Wick.

Thirteen out of 20 projects bidding for £30,000 community funding were successfully voted for, by over 150 people who registered to vote on the day.

Applicants were given 5 minute slots to make their plea for funding and votes were cast. The event was co-chaired by Caithness Civic Leader Councillor Gail Ross and Councillor Willie MacKay with Councillors Gillian Coghill, Bill Fernie and Roger Saxon also in attendance.

Councillor Ross said: “This is the first stage in returning community empowerment to the most local level. The community has made their decisions on how they wish to spend ‘Their Cash in Their Caithness’.”

The successful bids were awarded as follows:

  • ADHD Support Caithness, Support for Children with ADHD, £1,000
  • Berriedale Church & Cemetery Association, Descriptive Panels for Telford Church, £3,000
  • Caithness Biodiversity Group for cold frames and equipment, £1,100
  • Caithness Broch Project, Guide and Interpretive Panels, £2,070
  • Caithness Horizon, Caithness Viking Festival 2016, £3,000
  • Friends of Newton Hill Woodland, Outdoor Static Play Equipment, £3,000
  • Latheronwheel Play Area, New Play park equipment, £3,000
  • Laurandy Day Care Centre, Kitchen Renovation, £3,000
  • No Limits, Running of Children’s Saturday Club £3,000
  • Thurso Town Improvement Association, Christmas Lights Display, £3,000
  • Wick Coastal Rowing Club, Purchase of essential safety equipment, £3,000
  • Wick Netball Club, Purchase of netball equipment, £375
  • Wick Open Duke of Edinburgh. Gold Expedition, £2,190

25 Nov 2015
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