Grab a share of community fund

COMMUNITY groups across the county have been urged to apply for a cash boost.

Northumberland County Council still has more than £14,000 to give away in grants through its Community Chest Fund.

The scheme was set up to support voluntary and community groups, with awards already handed out to a number of organisations, including Northumberland Carpet Bowls Association, Northumberland Hospital Radio and Northumberland Schools Football Association.

Grants of up to £5,000 are available, but projects must take place within the current financial year.

For more information about the fund or to secure an application form call 0845 600 6400 and ask to speak to a Locality Development Officer, or visit and type community chest into the search bar.