CHARITIES, good cause groups and community projects across Clydebank are being invited to apply for a share of £25,000.

As part of Scotmid Co-operative’s Community Connect initiative, a panel of elected members and staff will shortlist applications to just three, who will be in line to win the top Community Connect award of £15,000, with the runners-up each receiving £5,000.

Applications are welcome from any group who enhance the quality of life and wellbeing of people living in the community.

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Helen Mitchell, chair of the Trust Jack Foundation, who won the top Community Connect award of £15,000 funding in May, said: “Scotmid’s Community Connect is a fantastic initiative – the funding has enabled us to help more young people and made a big difference.”

“We would definitely encourage good cause groups to apply for a Community Connect award; it has helped us to bring an important project to life in our area.”

Applications should be made via the Scotmid website, by 5pm on Friday, August 30.