Community groups are being encouraged to apply for the new Coalfields Community Grant launched earlier this year by Coalfields Regeneration Trust.
Community Groups can apply for level one coalfield community grants of upto £5,000 for activities that will benefit former coalfield areas.
Grants are available from now until March 2013.
Coalfield Regeneration Trust provides advice and funding to community groups whose activities make a positive difference to the lives of people in coalfield communities.
The wide range of projects funded in the last round of cash handouts included Netc@fe in Jacksdale, which received a grant to refurbish its premises.
n Any group which wants to know if it is eligible for funding, should contact 01246 820970.