COMMUNITY groups in Worcestershire have been urged to try for a slice of a £75,000 funding pot.

Yorkshire Bank will make donations to registered charities and not-for-profit organisations as part of its Yorkshire Bank Spirit of the Community Awards.

Groups can enter the scheme under the categories of education, employability and environment.

This could include groups promoting access to financial education, helping to upskill people for the workplace or aiming to improve and protect the environment.

Those who win could get £10,000 of funding while three highly commended organisations will be awarded £5,000.

Yorkshire Bank’s sister organisation, Clydesdale Bank, will also award £75,000 to local organisations as part of the programme.

More information about the scheme is available at

The closing date for applications is Monday, March 31 and the winners will be announced in summer 2014.