Grassroots organisations across the district are being invited to apply for community grants.

The Leo Group Community Fund, which is run by Omega Proteins at Denholme, is inviting applications from charities and good causes working with children and young people to share in thousands of pounds.

Since the initiative started in 2011, the fund has awarded grants of more than £20,000, and 13 organisations have already received up to £2,500 each.

Applications are now invited for 2014, with a deadline of June 27.

Leo Group communications manager, Melanie Rosser, said: “We are proud to be at the heart of the community, and have created a platform for injecting cash back into it.”

Melanie can be contacted via e-mail at for application forms, guidelines and to make a submission.