STUDENTS in higher or further education are being invited to apply for grant aid from a local trust.

The money, from the Haywra Crescent Educational Trust, is available for students from the Harrogate Council area studying outside the district.

This year, the trust has £2,000 to distribute. Information and application forms are available from the student support section, North Yorkshire County Council, County Hall, Northallerton, DL7 8AE. Telephone (01609) 532865.

The closing date is November 30.