Grants of between £100 and £1,000 are available for community projects on the west side of Inverness.
Highland councillors in the area have agreed to designate £10,000 of a local discretionary budget for the purpose – and the Charleston Community Foundation is adding a further £1,000 to the pot.
As part of a recent council initiative, local communities decide how this specific funding is spent to benefit their area.
The projects can be large or small, add value to existing projects or be for something new.
Ventures, Highland-wide, which have enjoyed such funding over the past year have included health and fitness groups and lunch clubs for pensioners.
Representatives from the Inverness west projects that meet the eligibility criteria will be asked to present their ideas to a public audience at a special event on October 28.
Local councillor Graham Ross said: “Last year, 11 groups who put their projects forward were successful and have received funding to help put their ideas into action.
“The community event was a superb showcase of all the great work that voluntary and community groups do in the area. Having an event like this is more than just a new way of allocating funding.
“The real benefits are engaging local people, reaching new groups, funding new and different projects and creating an opportunity for the community to come together.”
Full details and the application forms are available online at
The deadline for applications is 5pm on September 29.