LAST year the Rotary Club of Ludlow was able to invest some £6,000 in a range of local community projects through the initiative ‘Ludlow Rotary Cares’.

These included projects directed at youth, at community initiatives and to improve facilities.

This year, following a very successful Ludlow Dog Day event at Stokesay Court held in July, the club is looking to distribute a similar amount.

‘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 what the money will be used for, who will benefit from it and how much difference it will make.

This includes details of the criteria that will be applied and a simple application form. Organisations which meet the criteria will need to get their applications in by Friday, September 29.

Those shortlisted will be invited to an evening event on Tuesday, November 7 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.

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 the website or Facebook at @ludlowrotaryclubuk