VOLUNTARY groups in South Gloucestershire are being invited to apply for a grant of up to £3,000 to benefit their local community.

The grants are available to groups to develop specific projects and provide activities that meet local needs.

Projects can include a range of topics including arts and culture, sport, children and play, community safety, developing communities, supporting vulnerable people to promoting equality and tackling poverty.

Applications can be made until Monday, June 2.

Visit www.southglos.gov.uk/grants or call the council’s helpline Monday to Friday between 9am and 4pm on 01454 865865 or email grants@southglos.gov.uk