Groups urged to apply for cash

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VOLUNTARY and community groups are being invited to apply for funding to help their work in the new year.

The Hastings Borough Council small grants fund has £9,000 to give away in grants up to £500, which can be used for things like running costs, new equipment, transport, repairs and special events.

The grants are overseen by Hastings Voluntary Action and the deadline for the latest round of applications is 12pm on Wednesday January 19.

There is also a separate pot of £5,000 from the Hastings and Rother primary Care Trust for projects which contribute to its Choosing Health scheme, which focuses on common health issues such as smoking, obesity and mental health.

To find out more and download an application form visit www.hastingsvoluntaryaction.org or call 01424 444010.