THE Worcester News is delighted to announce a new round of a community charitable scheme thanks to Worcester Lions.

The scheme has been relaunched as a windfall, with community groups able to grab a slice of £1,500, up to £300 each.

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Money is raised annually by the Lions' Christmas sleigh that tours the city, as well as other fundraisers. Administered by the paper, previous rounds of the scheme have benefited a large number of city groups. As previously, all applications must include full contact details of the person making the application, and the organisation that they are making the application for, as well as full details of what the funds are intended for and the amount being requested.

The deadline for nominations is Friday, February 28.

To apply, write to: Worcester Lions Club Grant Scheme, Deb Walton, Editorial, Worcester News, Hylton Road, Worcester WR2 5JX.