RAIL operator Northern – which runs services on the Airedale line – is inviting community groups to apply for a share of a £50,000 funding pot.

The company's Customer and Community Improvement Fund offers grants of £1,000, £5,000 and £10,000.

Schemes that help combat social isolation and poverty, or boost mental health and wellbeing, social mobility and financial and digital inclusion, could be eligible.

Projects should be delivered between October this year and March 31, 2024.

Carolyn Watson, for Northern, says: "The fund has previously supported some incredible projects.

"The rise in the cost of living is affecting many communities we serve and we’re delighted to make this fund available again."

For more details, visit northernrailway.co.uk/about-us/community/ccif. The deadline for applications is Friday, August 11.