HEREFORDSHIRE Housing is giving community groups the chance to improve the lives of its tenants by offering up £20,000 in grants for projects that will actively help residents.

The Community Grant Fund is open to all groups and organisations that have an idea or event that could benefit the community.

Applications will be judged by the residents themselves, through an experienced and fully-trained panel.

Bids of up to £5,000 will be considered but smaller applications – between £250 and £2000 – will be favoured.

For more information, or to get an application form, call Audrey Gummery, from the Social Development Team, on 01432 384015 or email her at .