GROUPS that promote sport and culture in their community are being given the chance to apply for new funding.

Mid Sussex District Council are offering grants of up to £500 to any organisation that can demonstrate how it encourages people to get involved in physical activity and sports groups or promotes cultural events.

The new awards have been created in the run up to the Commonwealth Games that take place in Glasgow this summer.

Applications are open until July 31 and can be filled out by going to or by calling 01444 477495.