Community cash up for grabs

GENEROUS shopping centre bosses are inviting local groups to apply for a chunk of cash to benefit their community.

Castle Dene Shopping Centre has re-opened up its Community Fund, which allows organisations to apply for a £500 grant.

Grants have been made available on a quarterly basis since the fund was set up last year and winners have included the Easington Seed Pods project, Horden Residents’ Association and Blackhall Community Players.

Centre manager Barry Parnell said: “Applications are invited through our website and I urge people to apply now as the last date for applications is May 31.

“We are delighted to help out local groups who are perhaps struggling for funds at this time and urge as many groups as possible to apply.”

To apply for the funding, visit