Deadline approaches for Thetford funding bids.

Community groups and charities in Thetford are reminded to apply for a share of a £25,000 fund made available by Thetford Town Council.

The funding is part of a participatory budgeting process where the public votes on who should receive the money.

The initiative, dubbed 'Unlocking Thetford's Potential Fund', is aimed at supporting local community groups impacted by the cost-of-living crisis.

READ MORE: New bereavement scheme from Nelson's Journey in Norfolk schools

Councillor Terry Jermy, chairman of the council’s Finance and Personnel Committee, said: “This is a great opportunity for voluntary and community groups in Thetford and I am so pleased that the town council has been able to make this money available.

"There has been lots of interest shown in this funding opportunity and I urge all groups locally that have expressed an interest to make sure they return their completed forms before the deadline.

"If you haven’t applied as of yet, there is still time and the application forms are very simple and straightforward."

READ MORE: Successful prison chess club earns duo an award

The public meeting to determine the successful applicants will be confirmed at a later date.

The application deadline is 5pm on March 4.