The Bad á Cheò Education & Training Fund

Making A Difference

The Bad á Cheò Education & Training Fund is open to individuals from within the three Community Council areas for the purposes of increasing their employment potential. It will provide bursaries to local people to access training and education opportunities that better equip them with the range of skills required to enter into or retain employment in key sectors.

Courses leading to formal or recognised qualifications will be favoured, however other courses will also be considered where the applicant can demonstrate how the skills and knowledge gained will realistically support them in securing or retaining a job. Apprentices can also apply, provided it is for a cost you cannot claim back from your employer or another agency.

Courses might be: * Apprenticeships * Modern Apprenticeships * Foundation Apprenticeships * SVQ * NC * HNC * HND * undergraduate degrees * post-graduate qualifications (though not PhDs) * short vocational courses * full time * part time * many other courses.


This fund will not support:

  • Those under the age of 16
  • Those living outside the Dunnet and Canisbay Community Council Areas
  • Retrospective funding: You cannot apply for funding for any costs incurred, prior to a decision being made
  • Employer responsibilities: We will not fund training or equipment that your employer should be providing for you, or are necessary for you to carry out your current job.


Each of the three areas operates its own deadlines and timescales. 

  • Halkirk District has 4 deadlines through the year: 15th of March, June, September & December
  • Latheron, Lybster & Clyth has not yet been decided as the Panel has not yet been formed
  • Watten will operate a rolling deadline with applications assessed monthly

Please allow six to eight weeks for a response on your application. 

How to Apply

Please read the Fund Factsheet then fill out the application form.


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