With the continuation of the councillor community grants scheme, voluntary groups in the Torridge district are being urged to apply for funding.

COMMUNITY and voluntary groups in Torridge are being urged to apply for funding from councillors with the continuation of a grant scheme.

Councillors at Torridge District Council have been given £1,000 each to support residents to support projects in the community.

The community grants scheme will enable its members to support one project with their whole budget, or award several smaller grants to different groups.

Councillors can also join together to support a wider project in the area.

Barry Parsons, leader of the council, said: “I encourage voluntary or community groups serving residents in Torridge to apply to get involved in this scheme.

“The money is there to help local communities, so please get in touch with your elected councillor and see if they can help you.”

Those who wish to apply for the scheme can contact their ward councillor.

Those unsure which councillor represents their area can contact the community development officer on 01237 428756 or e-mail malcolm.harris@torridge.gov.uk