COMMUNITY groups across the North East are in with the chance of winning a grant of up to £1,000 from the Venator Together Fund 2019.

Last year the Together Fund gave away 40 grants of £250 to local schools, sports clubs and charitable organisations following an online poll where 64,000 public votes were cast.

This year, the company is offering a top award of £1,000 to the application that receives the most public votes, with all other applicants that make it into the top 40 each receiving a grant of £250.

Karen Fenwick, Vice President Corporate Branding and Communications at Venator said: “It’s a pleasure to reopen the Venator Together Fund after such a successful launch in 2018.

“We are thrilled to announce that a top award of £1,000 will be given to the group that tops the polls in the public vote this year.

“Teamwork is one of our values and we can’t wait to see applications roll in from groups from across the region who share our belief.”

Groups are urged to apply online at Applicants will be invited to propose, in no more than 250 words, how their group would use the funding to support teamwork.

Entries are open until midnight on Friday, October 25.