Voluntary, charitable and community groups in Bromsgrove District have until Friday March 31 to submit bids to a local grant scheme.

The current round of the Small Grants Scheme from Bromsgrove District Council, in partnership with the Bromsgrove Engagement and Equalities Forum, closes to bids at 4pm on that date.

The scheme makes grants of up to £500 available for activities that address community issues and support wider community involvement and equality.

Bids must be for projects to be delivered between 1st May and 31st October. A second round of the funding will open up to bids later in the year.

Press here for information and guidance on applying.