A SECOND round of grants has been launched by Bradford Council for groups that support people with dementia or a sensory impairment.

The Bradford District Local Friendship Support Grants programme provides allocations of between £250 and £2,000.

Groups with ideas for developing their offering, or becoming more accessible, are encouraged to apply.

Councillor Sarah Ferriby, Bradford Council's executive member for healthy people and places, says: "We are really pleased to be launching the second round of this grant funding.

"The grants are for local groups which support people living with dementia and/or a sensory impairment that have ideas for how to expand or develop their organisation to help people build friendships, live independently or engage with the community.

"We had some extremely innovative ideas put forward in applications received during the first round.

"However, there is still more to be done and we want to encourage other local support groups that have the expertise and experience to come forward and make a difference."

Further information about the grants programme and how to apply can be found on the website of Bradford & District Community Empowerment Network Ltd (CNet), at cnet.org.uk/Projects/Grants.

The deadline for applications is noon on Monday, September 11.