KEIGHLEY-district groups that support people with a sensory impairment or living with dementia are being invited to apply for cash aid.

Local friendship grants of between £250 and £2,000 are being made available by Bradford Council to help organisations expand or develop.

Groups wishing to become more accessible to people with sensory impairments and/or dementia can also apply.

Iain MacBeath, the council's strategic director for health and wellbeing, says: "This is a great local offer for our community support groups which are already providing a valuable service.

"These grants give groups the opportunity to step up and inspire us with some really exciting and creative ideas, so that people with an impairment or living with dementia are provided with various services that allow them to continue to live independently and be part of a community."

For further information about the grants and to apply, go to the CNet website at

CNet specialises in community grant facilitation and administration and over the past 20 years has managed a wide range of grants programmes on behalf of a number of agencies and organisations, including Bradford Council.

The deadline for applications to the local friendship grants programme is noon on May 9.