We are delighted to have been successful in obtaining funding support from Awards for All for our ‘Working Together’ Project, which will be learning from community groups and organisations across the Highlands what support would help them to get more involved in environmental projects and sustainable issues.
Working Together will be using local researchers based in Caithness, Sutherland, Ross-shire, Inverness-shire and Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey, Skye and Lochalsh and Lochaber to attend events and to carry out face-to-face interviews and telephone surveys. They will be talking to groups and organisations that either work on environmental and sustainable issues or have the potential to develop these within their main area of work.
Project coordinator Caroline Vawdrey commented, “Getting funding for this project gives us a great opportunity to discuss with groups some of the challenges they face in developing their own projects, and what could be done by other groups, agencies and funders to support them. It might be that a bit of expert advice could be useful, or learning from the experiences of other groups, perhaps some joint working could help groups to progress their plans - or it might simply be knowing where tools could be borrowed from. Whatever it is, we’re keen to hear, and to help in improving support to communities across the Highlands.”