THE Community Foundation for Wiltshire and Swindon is keen to hear from community groups and local charities that could do with an extra funding boost this spring.

Grants of up to £5,000 are available to support and maintain organisations which make a difference to their local communities in Wiltshire.

Recently funded projects include Seeds 4 Success, a new Wiltshire charity which runs a leisure credit scheme in south Wiltshire for young unemployed people to offer them training in exchange for environmental volunteering work.

Jaki Farrell of Seeds for Success said: “The grant from the Community Foundation was vital for so many young people who wouldn’t otherwise get this chance. We are now able to provide essential support for volunteers and ensure liaison with local parishes and communities as well as promotion and administration work.”

The Community Foundation has a range of grants available and staff are available to help with applications.

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The main grant round takes place in early May and the closing date is April 17.