Grants available

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GROUPS working with disadvantaged and disabled children and young people are being invited to apply for grants worth thousands of pounds.

The Sir Tom Cowie Fund has grants of between £1,000 and £10,000 available to voluntary and community organisations based in the Sunderland local authority area or South Tyneside.

Funding is available for schemes which help young people – between the ages of eight and 25 – achieve goals, improve skills and explore their talents.

The closing date for applications is February 21.

For more information, visit or call 222 0945 for an application form.