West Dunbartonshire Council is giving away £150,000 to community initiatives.

Applications are now open for youth groups and voluntary organisations to receive funding of up to £5,000 for activities that will benefit the area.

An online vote by the public will decide which ideas are awarded money.

The grants are stage five of the council’s participatory budgeting strategy.

In the four previous phases of the scheme, candidates presented their plans via a publicity stall, but coronavirus restrictions now prevent this.

The deadline for proposal submissions is January 25.

More information on applying can be found on the council’s website – west-dunbarton.gov.uk.