A Government windfall of up to £3m will help to boost jobs skills in Herefordshire and get people back to work.

The new UK Community Renewal Fund will allocate up to £3m for innovative projects in the county, over the next year

Herefordshire has been chosen as one of 100 places across the UK for the pilot project, "for investment in skills development, communities, businesses and improve local employment opportunities".

The county has been highlighted as a priority place for investment based on an index of economic resilience across Great Britain, which measures productivity, household income, unemployment, skills and population density.

Any organisation wanting to submit a proposal should visit the Herefordshire Council website for further information on the application process. The county council will assess all submitted applications.