A COMMUNITY support scheme giving charities and voluntary groups the chance to win £500 grants has re-launched for 2017.

Equilibrium Asset Management, wealth management company, introduced the scheme last year awarding £1,000 in funds to community groups in the region,

The scheme serves supports organisations working within the community which help disadvantaged people, promote sport and the arts, support education and development and benefit the environment.

Colin Lawson, founder of Equilibrium Asset Management, said: “Launching the community support scheme last year allowed us to support the great work undertaken by not-for-profit organisations in Knutsford, which help the community.

“These people are in many ways unsung heroes in the community and we are passionate about supporting them in the work that they do.”

Applications to the first round of this year’s scheme can be made from Monday, January 9 until Sunday , April 2 by visiting eqllp.co.uk/the-foundation/cheshire-east-community-support-scheme/