North Highland Initiative Fund

The North Highland Initiative’s Community Infrastructure Support Programme has been set up to provide grants of up to £1,000 for small initiatives in the community, tourism and support sectors in Caithness, Sutherland and Ross & Cromarty. Once again, a valuable and welcome partner in this work has been Dounreay, which has committed vital financial support to the program. This specific assistance is aimed at enabling many small communities in this area to become better prepared for the 2021 tourism season and beyond through the development of small – scale infrastructure projects. What kind of projects can we assist? Well, we are able to look at a wide range of items – “Infrastructure” can cover everything from new waste bins to community tree planting! The programme will consider grants of up to £1000 which fit at least one of the following priorities:

  • Litter and waste capacity within the local area, including Public toilets & Motorhome facilities
  • Environmental Improvements & the encouragement of Biodiversity
  • Creation and identification of designated visitor parking areas, esp. for larger vehicles
  • More effective visitor signage and information on local facilities / amenities
  • Community well – being: This makes our communities better places to live and work, bringing about a stronger community infrastructure as part of this.
  • To find out how to apply go to

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