YOUTH projects in Richmondshire are being urged to take up the offer of cash from a local grant scheme.

Over the past five years the Richmondshire District Youth Council grants scheme has given cash fort a wide range of activiities and now members are looking for new submissions.

However grants will not be given to young people for personal use, for school projects or to political groups or activities promoting religious beliefs.

Youth Council chairman Max Coates said: “"We can only offer small amounts of money but it is a rolling programme so we are open for applications at any time.

"We can help everything from festivals and youth clubs to supporting disabled groups and urge any young person to look to us for help."

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