VOLUNTARY and community youth sector organisations can apply for a grant of up to £10,000 from the Connexions Lancashire Development Fund.

Organisations working with young people aged 13-19 and operating within the 14 local authority districts of Lancashire can apply for a grant in the first bidding round.

Connexions Lancashire is keen to ensure that the application process is simple and application packs have been designed with this in mind.

Applications are particularly welcome from small community and youth sector organisations.

Application packs are available from LCVYS, one of Connexions Lancashire's key partners by calling 01772 250042 or by visiting the LCVYS website www.lcvys.org.uk