2nd March 2020

The Highland Council’s Your Cash Your Caithness funding event was held in Thurso on Saturday to give Caithness residents the deciding vote on what community initiatives should receive a share of the cash pot.

A total of 25 local organisations battled it out for a share of the cash, with 11 good causes gaining financial support for the innovative ventures.

Every candidate was invited to give a five-minute presentation about their project before being subjected to a public vote to decide the winning campaigns.

John O’Groats Mill Trust were one of the groups who secured £1,000 with the grant being put towards renovating Scotland’s last winter mill near the village into a vibrant community hub and visitor attraction.

Thurso Community Development Trust will spend the money on a bid to create a new community meeting place in the former BB Drill Hall, while North Highland Cancer Information and Support Centre will use the cash to organise new therapy sessions.

Grants of £1,000 were also presented to Caithness Macular Support Group, Thurso Community Cafe and Bower Busy Bees.

No Limits Caithness received a grant of £990, while the Caithness Broch Project walked away with £961, Home Start Caithness obtained £525 and Northern Starts Thurso was given £500.

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