A DOZEN community organisations across Inverclyde have been given a cash boost to help them support people in need.

Inverclyde Community Fund has awarded £5,000 across 12 groups to assist in COVID-19 related projects.

The fund, created in 2012 by CVS Inverclyde, relaunched in March.

Since then, it has gifted just under £9,000 to projects helping people across the district.

The groups to benefit in May are Kidron Project, Wellington Allotment Gardens, Greenock Cricket Club, Children in Poverty Inverclyde, Inverclyde Ramblers, Kayos Youth Theatre, Lyle Gateway, Inverclyde Cricket Club, Police Scotland Youth Volunteers, The Ripe Club, Renfrewshire Speakers Club and Inverclyde Youth for Christ.

Eleanor Robertson, fund chair, said: "All of these projects will provide much-needed support to those that need it most.

"I would again invite local organisations to consider applying to the fund to see if we can support their aims, and further help the third sector and those most vulnerable across Inverclyde."

To apply visit www.inverclydecommunityfund.org