ARTS groups in Wyre Forest are being invited to apply for grant funding.

The Elmley Foundation, a registered charity which supports the arts across Worcestershire and Herefordshire, is offering cash awards of up to £1,000 to pay for events or equipment.

Grants can be used to organise new arts and cultural activities, especially in areas which lack such services, or to purchase equipment that will improve access to the arts and have a long-lasting impact on local people.

Community groups can apply at or by contacting Cheryl Cooney on 01684 312730. The deadline is September 12.