A building society is offering cash grants to community groups as part of an annual giveaway.

The Harrow branch of the Skipton Building Society, in Station Road, is offering the money as part of its Grassroots Giving campaign.

Groups in the borough can apply for the chance to receive a £500 cash grant, with recipients to be decided by voting later this year.

Branch manager for Harrow Rob Thomas said: “We had an unbelievable number of applications for Grassroots Giving in 2013.

“We were overwhelmed by the number of community groups and projects which put themselves forward – in fact, more than 1,000 organisations applied.”

The closing date for the applications is July 31 and those interested in signing up can do so by clicking here.