COMMUNITY and voluntary groups in Wirral are invited to apply for grants of up to £2,500 to help fund projects in their area.

Your Wirral, a fund jointly administered by Wirral Council and Magenta Living, has made £250,000 overall to support local groups.

Grants of up to £2,500 are available for schemes that support an attractive and safe environment, contribute to community economic regeneration, prevent crime or reduce the fear of crime, provide employment and training for local people, benefit local people who face discrimination or improve community facilities

The amount of funding available overall for projects or activities is based on the numbers of Magenta Living tenants in each area.

In Wallasey, £50,000 is available, with £35,000 in Wirral South - £35,000 and £40,000 in Wirral West.

A decision on how Birkenhead's £75,000 is to be allocated will be made at a later date and announced as soon as it is available.

£50,000 is also available for Wirral-wide projects and activities, those taking place across the whole of Wirral or in two or more of the constituency areas.

The decision over allocation of funding will be made by each of the Constituency Committees for their area.

Applications can be made online at

Decisions over funding will be made in three funding 'rounds' in October, January and April next year.

Birkenhead groups should not apply until an announcement is made over funding for that area.