BOROUGH community groups are being urged to apply for up to £5,000 worth of funding from Dudley Council.

Grants are available to help fund individual community projects and can be bid for online or by attending one of the community forum meetings, which are taking place at a range of venues between January 28 and February 5.

Councillor David Sparks, leader of the council, said: “There a many groups across the borough providing a hugely important community service, but money is always a difficult to find.

“I would urge any community group or organisation to consider coming along to their local community forum and finding out how we, as a community council, can help them continue their valuable work by providing some funding.”

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