OVER the past four years the Rotary Club of Ludlow has been able to invest over £20,000 in a range of local community projects through the initiative ‘Ludlow Rotary Cares.’

Once again, following a very successful Ludlow Dog Day event in July last year at Stokesay Court, the Club is looking to invest in the community.

‘Ludlow Rotary Cares’ is the name the Club has given to a scheme aimed at encouraging funding applications from charities and other organisations supporting community life in and around Ludlow which could benefit from a modest grant of up to £500.

The Club intends to be very open minded about the types of activities it will support so long as the project or programme responds to a community need in or within 15 miles of Ludlow and meets its criteria on the giving of grants.

What the Club will need to understand is exactly what the money will be used for, who will benefit from it and how much difference it will make.

Organisations which meet the criteria will need to get their applications in by February 29.

Those shortlisted will be invited to an evening event at the Ludlow Mascall Centre on March 31 at which they will be asked to explain their project for a few minutes to a small panel.

There will also be an opportunity to meet other applicants as well as members of the Rotary Club. Cheques will be handed out very soon afterwards!

Rotarians come from all sections of the community and welcomes new members

The Club is keen to hear from a wide range of organisations so if you are involved in or are aware of one which might benefit, do take a look at the website and follow the link to download an application form.

Further information can be found on www.ludlowrotaryclub.org.uk which includes details of the criteria that will be applied and a simple application form.

For any other information please email lrc@ludlowrotaryclub.org.uk .