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A property management company based in Angus has launched its fourth community bursary scheme – offering much-needed funding to local groups.

Ross and Liddell will offer grants of up to £500 to community groups across Scotland that make a vital difference to their local area.

Irene Devenny, managing director at Ross and Liddell, said: “We set-up the Community Bursary in 2011 because we feel that it is important for Ross and Liddell to play an active role in our local communities.

“The response has been overwhelming and to date we have provided support to more than 70 groups across the country including Carnoustie Musical Society. The funding can have such a positive impact and it’s always great to hear about how groups have used our support to make a real difference.

“Last year was the scheme’s most successful year, we received almost 250 applications and it was really tough to choose the groups who were to receive our support.

“As we launch this year’s bursary, I would encourage everyone involved with community groups and organisations to apply and we are looking forward to supporting even more community groups in 2014.”

Applications are now open and groups can apply for a bursary by visiting www.ross-liddell.com, The closing date for applications is Friday, August 22.