Applications for project funding which benefit the residents of an East Lancs village have opened, with the possibility of them being awarded £10,000.

The Scottish Power Renewables Coal Clough Wind Farm Benefit Fund, administered by Cliviger Parish Council, is inviting applications from voluntary, community and faith groups.

A large sum of £10,000 is available, while smaller grants of £500 are available all year round.

Applications are decided by a mixed panel of residents and independent members, with two parish councillors able to offer advice but not able to vote.

Some of the previous projects to have won funding include The Church of St John The Divine in Cliviger, which was awarded £21,500 under two rounds of funding to create a modern community room with up to date technology and facilities for all to use.

As well, Cliviger Village Hall was awarded £7,266 to create a more environmentally friendly space, including storage sheds and improved lighting.

More information and application forms are available on the Cliviger Parish Council website.

The closing date for applications is Thursday, May 26, with decisions to be made in early June.