Local community projects in Gloucestershire could be awarded a cash grant to help with their work in a project run by the Gloucester Citizen.
The paper has launched the 2001 Community Awards in conjunction with the Stroud and Swindon Building Society.
£2,000 has been allocated to be divided between up to six local groups or charities in need of support.
The charities will be ones that cannot get large scale funding and are in need of finance for a specific project or initiative.
For them to be considered for a community grant, applicants have to send a form to the Citizen detailing what the money would be used for and how it would benefit a part of the community.
Building society community manager, Jill Tebb, said: “We want the money to go to help small, local charities because a lot of the time they miss out on grants larger charities get.
“Any project helping local people will be considered for an award but the money must be used to meet a specific need or project and not simply go towards general funds.”
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