Calendar An icon of a desk calendar. Cancel An icon of a circle with a diagonal line across. Caret An icon of a block arrow pointing to the right. Email An icon of a paper envelope. Facebook An icon of the Facebook "f" mark. Google An icon of the Google "G" mark. Linked In An icon of the Linked In "in" mark. Logout An icon representing logout. Profile An icon that resembles human head and shoulders. Telephone An icon of a traditional telephone receiver. Tick An icon of a tick mark. Is Public An icon of a human eye and eyelashes. Is Not Public An icon of a human eye and eyelashes with a diagonal line through it. Pause Icon A two-lined pause icon for stopping interactions. Quote Mark A opening quote mark. Quote Mark A closing quote mark. Arrow An icon of an arrow. Folder An icon of a paper folder. Breaking An icon of an exclamation mark on a circular background. Camera An icon of a digital camera. Caret An icon of a caret arrow. Clock An icon of a clock face. Close An icon of the an X shape. Close Icon An icon used to represent where to interact to collapse or dismiss a component Comment An icon of a speech bubble. Comments An icon of a speech bubble, denoting user comments. Ellipsis An icon of 3 horizontal dots. Envelope An icon of a paper envelope. Facebook An icon of a facebook f logo. Camera An icon of a digital camera. Home An icon of a house. Instagram An icon of the Instagram logo. LinkedIn An icon of the LinkedIn logo. Magnifying Glass An icon of a magnifying glass. Search Icon A magnifying glass icon that is used to represent the function of searching. Menu An icon of 3 horizontal lines. Hamburger Menu Icon An icon used to represent a collapsed menu. Next An icon of an arrow pointing to the right. Notice An explanation mark centred inside a circle. Previous An icon of an arrow pointing to the left. Rating An icon of a star. Tag An icon of a tag. Twitter An icon of the Twitter logo. Video Camera An icon of a video camera shape. Speech Bubble Icon A icon displaying a speech bubble WhatsApp An icon of the WhatsApp logo. Information An icon of an information logo. Plus A mathematical 'plus' symbol. Duration An icon indicating Time. Success Tick An icon of a green tick. Success Tick Timeout An icon of a greyed out success tick. Loading Spinner An icon of a loading spinner.

Port of Cromarty Firth extends community programme to help organisations providing coronavirus support

Port of Cromarty Firth
Port of Cromarty Firth

The Port of Cromarty Firth has extended its community programme to assist organisations who are currently providing relief during the coronavirus pandemic.

The community sponsorship programme traditionally sponsors a variety of projects and clubs that surround the Firth.

A sum of £36,000 was awarded last year.

Projects supported have to demonstrate how they can encourage community collaboration, enhance skills development or provide environmental protection.

The criteria has been amended under the current coronavirus restrictions to meet the needs of communities.

So far £1,000 has been awarded to CCAST Highland, to assist their foodbank and meal provision service, which they offer to vulnerable individual and families, including those in the Nigg and Shandwick area.

Bob Buskie, chief executive of the Port of Cromarty Firth, said: “In these unprecedented times, the community spirit surrounding the firth has been a source of real inspiration.

“The hard work and selfless support of businesses and individuals have been a crucial lifeline to many.

“The Community Sponsorship Programme is of great importance to the port, and we view it as our way of giving something back to the surrounding communities.

“Every year, we are inundated with worthy submissions highlighting the fantastic work going on in the area.

“However, we feel it is only right to also recognise the significant work organisations and support groups are carrying out during the pandemic.

“We would therefore like to extend our invitation for these groups to apply for the programme.”

Already a subscriber? Sign in