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05-Mar-12, 10:21
Town could share in grants for disadvantaged areas

THERE’s a £100,000 jobs creation boost up for grabs in the Wick area.
The cash is part of a Highland Council share-out from its Deprived Area Fund. The authority is inviting applications from community and third sector organisations to assist defined disadvantaged communities to develop and implement activities that improve the quality of life and regenerate their communities.
Priority will be given to projects that directly deliver employability outcomes for individuals who are furthest removed from the labour market and live within the targeted areas including parts of Alness, Fort William, Invergordon, Inverness, Seaboard (East Ross) and Wick.
The areas involved and the indicative annual allocation for each area is as follows:-
Alness - £78,000 – Datazones - Teaninich;
Alness Kirkside; Alness Firhill.
Fort William - £26,000 - Datazone - Fort William (Plantation)
Invergordon – 26,000 – Datazone - Invergordon (part Strath Avenue)
Inverness - Merkinch, Hilton, Central - £156,000 Data zones - Inverness Merkinch North; Inverness South Kessock; Inverness Merkinch East; Inverness Merkinch South; Inverness Central and Longman Inverness Hilton West.
Seaboard - £26,000 – Datazone - Seaboard
Wick – £104,000 - Data zones - Wick South; Wick South Head; Wick Pulteneytown South; Wick Hillhead North.
The closing date for applications is Tuesday 10th April 2012.
Councillor Ian Ross, Chairman of the council’s Planning, Environment and Development Committee, said: “ This is another example of the Council’s commitment to help build community capacity and to support people to get into work. We look forward to receiving applications from organisations which can make a real difference to people in our most disadvanaged areas within Highland.”
Application forms and guidance can be obtained from either:

The Council’s Website at www.highland.gov.uk/DAF (http://www.highland.gov.uk/daf.htm)
E-mail to – employability@highland.gov.uk
· By telephone from – 01463 702912