Grab a slice of £20,000 available to groups

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THE FRIENDS in Finance scheme is offering up to £20,000 to charities and community groups.

Groups and individuals can apply for the cash, which is being led by The Car Finance Company.

The North End-based firm has put up £14,000 for projects to apply for, with the pot being boosted to about £20,000 with further contributions from businesses Coffin Mew, KPMG and Shoesmiths.

Charities and community groups wanting to bid for money need to apply for an application pack. Staff from The Car Finance Company will then decide who gets the cash.

To apply for funding for your charity or community group, you will need an application pack. To get a pack, visit, write to Friends in Finance, The Car Finance Company, 47-51 Kingston Crescent, Portsmouth, PO2 8AA.

Please provide a name, e-mail address and postal address.

Application packs must be returned to The Car Finance Company by Monday, April 27, 2015.