Last day of voting for grants for good causes in South Yorkshire

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Groups and charities across South Yorkshire have until tomorrow to win votes which could land them grants of up to £3,000.

The money is to come from The Lloyds Bank Community Fund, which was set up to help local people make a positive impact on their communities.

In total grants will be awarded to 1,400 good causes across 350 communities nationally.

Members of the public can vote for their preferred community group online, by text or Twitter, or in a branch of Lloyds, with voting closing tomorrow.

In each community four good causes are battling it out for the cash, with grants of £200, £1,000, £2,000 and £3,000 available.

Among those appealing for votes are Rotherham Foodbank and Firth Park Foodbank.

Issabelle’s Appeal, which pays for days out for children suffering from cancer is also keen for votes along with Treeton Terriers Junior Football Team, which wants to create a safe area for

more young children to play the game.

Cavendish Cancer Care in Sheffield has also applied for funding to see more clients out of hours and Loxley Valley Community Farm, a member-run co-operative farm which rears animals and

grows vegetables, wants votes to help pay for an improved environment for families with young children.

High Hopes Riding for the Disabled is also in the mix for funding.

Barnsley Youth Jazz Association, a volunteer run music group which offers people the chance to learn an instrument for free, is also appealing for votes.

Another charity, Jakey’s Journey, was set up by a seven-year-old boy with bone marrow failure, who wants to buy a static caravan to help other sick children and their families have a

holiday.

Visit LLoyds Bank to vote.