THREE Hereford community groups have receiving a funding boost from a national business group.

Close House Projects, a youth centre in Hereford, received £2,000 to help with costs while learning disability support group Aspire Living were given £1,492 towards salary, rent and equipment.

The Newton Farm Community Association was given £220 towards the running of three training courses, with all money coming from The Co-operative Membership Community Fund, which is given to local good causes.

For more information on the Community Fund, visit or call 0844 262 4001.