A pot of £300,000 has been set aside for groups and charities to get a financial boost across Staffordshire.

The People Power Fund is inviting groups from Burton and Uttoxeter to put in their bid to receive anything between £100 and £3,000 to go towards their cause.

The fund is run by Staffordshire's police and crime commissioner Matthew Ellis, and has been set aside to get groups to come forward to try to help make their communities safer.

The 2017/2018 round of funding is now open for applications, but groups and organisations must act quickly as bids need to be in by Thursday, September 14.

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Since 2014, more than 330 projects from both Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent have been provided with funding from the People Power Fund.

Mr Ellis explains that the funding is there for groups who will tackle issues.

He said: “The People Power Fund is all about local ideas to sort out local issues like antisocial behaviour. If you have got a good idea, the People Power Fund may be able to help you achieve it.

“If you’re a community group with good ideas to cut crime or make your area safer go to the website now to find out more – it’s easy and simple to apply.”

This fund is part of the police and crime commissioner’s community funding for 2017 and 2018, which will see 100 per cent of funding received by Staffordshire Police go back into communities.

Anyone who is interested in applying or would like any more information regarding the People Power Fund, visit online at www.staffordshire-pcc.gov.uk/fund.