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We’ve got £50,000 of Comic Relief cash to give away.

Groups can apply for grants of up to £1,000 and there’s still plenty of time to get your application in. It is a simple process and the deadline is March 16.

Children at St Georges Beneficial C of E Primary School in Portsmouth took part in a comic relief bake off to raise money for charity. (left to right), Ashley Livett and Bonnie-Blu Livett both ten.'Picture: Ian Hargreaves  (13629-5)

Children at St Georges Beneficial C of E Primary School in Portsmouth took part in a comic relief bake off to raise money for charity. (left to right), Ashley Livett and Bonnie-Blu Livett both ten.'Picture: Ian Hargreaves (13629-5)

Groups eligible to apply need to:

n Be working in a disadvantaged or deprived area within the specified boundaries

n Be a small local group with an income of less than £100,000 (in the last year) run by local people

To apply on behalf of your group, go to hantscf.org.uk/grants/available-grants/red-nose-day-community-cash.aspx

Grants will not be awarded to:

n Individuals

n Statutory organisations, including PCTs and schools

n Groups which are not constituted

n Fund buses, minibuses or other community transport schemes

n Fund building costs including access adaptations to buildings.