Caithness Chamber of Commerce appointed as Administrator of CNSF Published on 21st March 2023

The Caithness and North Sutherland Fund (CNSF) has announced the appointment of Caithness Chamber of Commerce as Fund Administrator.

Fiona Forbes, the new Chair of the CNSF commented:

“The CNSF Board is delighted to have engaged the Caithness Chamber to administer the fund on a day-to-day basis. With a strong foothold in the socio-economic landscape of the North Highland region, we are confident that the expert fund management and local business and community knowledge provided by the Chamber will be extremely beneficial to the Fund.

Fiona added, “Since launching in 2011, the CNSF has made a significant contribution to the Caithness and North Sutherland area; committing a total of £2,938,286 towards 216 community projects with a cumulative value estimated to be over £14 million.  The projects are wide-ranging and deliver major improvements through the Fund's core themes; Social Improvement, Infrastructure, Environment, and Culture.”

Trudy Morris Chief Executive, Caithness Chamber of Commerce commented:

“We are delighted to add the CNSF to our portfolio of fund management. As a Chamber, we are constantly evolving and looking for new ways to support not just our members but also the wider community.  We are pleased to bring our professional knowledge and experience to the administration of the CSNF and look forward to working with the board on the delivery of the Fund’s key objectives.”

The CNSF was established to distribute a £4M funding package provided by the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority as a result of the low-level waste facility built near Dounreay. Funding is distributed to community organisations for projects that will increase the attractiveness of Caithness & North Sutherland as a place to live, work and invest with particular emphasis on achieving environmental, social, cultural, and infrastructure improvements.

Grants are distributed in line with the NDA’s socio-economic policy with applications being assessed every quarter.  Further information about the CNSF and how to apply can be found at  or by contacting the Fund coordination team on  Tel: 01847 500101