COMMUNITY projects and charities from Renfrewshire and East Renfrewshire are being invited to apply for a share of £25,000 as part of a Scotmid Co-operative initiative.

The Community Connect scheme will give cash boosts to three worthy causes, which will be shortlisted by a panel of elected staff members.

The winner will receive an award of £15,000 and the runners-up will each get £5,000.

Chief executive John Brodie, said: “Our core purpose is to serve our local communities and improve people’s everyday lives and Community Connect helps not only bring communities together but brings projects to life that are at the heart of those communities.

“We look forward to introducing the next cycle of short-listed groups to our members.”
Helen Mitchell, chairperson of the Trust Jack Foundation, who won the top Community Connect award of £15,000 funding in May, said: “Scotmid’s Community Connect is a fantastic initiative.

“The funding has enabled us to help more young people and made a big difference.

“We would definitely encourage good cause groups to apply for a Community Connect award.

“It has helped us to bring an important project to life in our area.”

Since the initiative launched two years ago, more than £300,000 has been awarded to causes, enabling key projects to come to life.

Applications are invited from projects which will enhance the quality of life and wellbeing of people and should be made via the Scotmid website by 5pm on Friday, August 30.

To apply visit the website

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