Community groups in the area have until May 30 to apply for a grant of up to £5,000.

The funds must be used for delivering support to vulnerable or isolated people, supporting those with mental health issues, projects that help older people, support for prisoners and their families, job clubs, dementia support, support for people living with domestic violence, food banks and food security projects and bereavement support.

The closing date for receipt of applications to the Evan Cornish Grassroots Fund has been extended to May 30. The fund has a total of £25,000 available.

The family will also consider providing funding to groups which have received a grant from them in the past to help ongoing sustainability planning.

Not-for-profit volunteer-led groups, social enterprises, community interest companies that have a governing document, accounts, bank account and relevant policies and procedures are eligible. Foundation staff can give support and advice where necessary;

Decisions will be notified by the end of June.  To obtain an application form or to chat about your project, please contact Sue Fortune on 01529 305825 or email