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Voluntary, community and faith groups in Preston are being encouraged to apply for grants to help them deliver their services and activities.

Preston Council has got a £158,000 pot of cash available for groups across the city to apply for.

To be considered, proposals must contribute directly to one of the following funding themes: sports; arts and culture; tackling economic exclusion and aiming towards a cleaner, greener and safer city.

Coun Matthew Brown, cabinet member for community engagement and inclusion, said: “Community groups play a vital role in delivering services to the people in Preston who need them.

“This is an excellent opportunity for local community groups and organisations to apply for funding, allowing them to realise their plans for the coming year.”

The maximum amount that will be awarded to any one project is £30,000 for main grants and £3,000 for small grants.

Preston Community Transport, based in Friargate, has been a recipient of the funding over the years.

Manager Joe Hanett said: “We couldn’t run what we do without that money.

“Preston Council has been very supportive of the shop mobility scheme in Preston over the years.”

Joe said the organisation would “absolutely” be applying for this round of funding.

A grants workshop will be held on January 29 at the Town Hall to assist groups with the revised process.

The workshop will run from 1.30pm-4.30pm

Anyone who wants an application pack or to attend the workshop should contact Janet Bradley 01772 903429 or visit the council website {http://|}.

Closing date for applications is Friday March 1 at 4.30pm.