Community grants available from North Highland Initiative

Bird's view over Scottish Highlands
Monika Reichelt

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.

The programme is aimed at enabling many small communities in the area to become better prepared for the 2022 tourism season and beyond through the development of small scale infrastructure projects. It 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 wellbeing: This makes our communities better places to live and work, bringing about a stronger community infrastructure as part of this.


The CISP programme structure will be periodically reviewed in line with the progress and development of the current  regional infrastructure.


 Basic Eligibility:

  • The project has been initiated as a direct result of Infrastructure pressure
  • Does it meet a genuine and urgent community need
  • The Community Support Programme will not support applications for statutory organisations, individuals or projects outwith the North Highland region. 


See the North Highland Initiative website for more guidance and application form.