MP urges groups to bid for pot of money

On the evening of October 23,1970 two tankers collided six miles south of the Isle of Wight. 13 crewmen died.

Flames from the oil tanker Pacific Glory could be seen from Portsdown Hill

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AN MP is urging groups to bid for cash.

It comes as Morrisons wants to give away some of the cash made by selling plastic bags.

Nationally the Morrisons Foundation handed out more than £2.4m in grants to charities in 2015.

Gosport MP Caroline Dineange wants people to apply for the grants.

She said: ‘I urge local organisations to apply for this funding. It is so important to support the amazing work of our local charities.

‘This funding is a great opportunity for many local community groups to get the funding boost that they need.’

A statement from the MP’s office added: ‘It is important to support our local charities and help them continue their vital work and by getting involved with the Morrisons Foundation they could receive donations that are so important to the local community.

‘The Morrisons Foundation have supported charitable activity in a wide range of different fields so every charity is eligible.

For more information, see morrisonsfoundation.com