THE POST Office has announced its new charity fund which will help support adult literacy this year. The Stepping Stone fund totals £250,000 and has been developed to help community-led projects take a step forward. Funding ranging from under £500 to a maximum of £25,000 for single projects will be awarded to a range of projects. Closing date for applications is March 3. To register an interest in applying for funding, write to The Stepping Stone Fund, The Post Office, 148 Old Street, London EC1V 9HQ or telephone 020 7250 2243.