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Your groups can win a share of £25,000

By Herald Express  |  Posted: January 10, 2013

Support for herald express community scheme: Homeless in Teignbridge Support, from left, Bill Brough, Paulie May, and Bob and Anne Newton Andy Styles TQAS20130104C-001_C

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COMMUNITY groups are being offered the chance to win a share of £25,000.

The Herald Express has teamed up with Western Power Distribution to offer community groups across South Devon the chance to win a share of the Cash for Your Community fund.

From today, community not-for-profit groups and charities and supporters can put their favourite causes forward with our nomination form.

The nomination form appears in today's Herald Express and can also be found online.

Then the top 43 groups will be selected and their chance to win will go to a public vote.

Tracey Carr, community liaison officer for Western Power Distribution, said: "We know people across Devon co-ordinate fun and exciting activities for groups to enjoy on a regular basis and hope to see nominations from all these groups over the coming weeks."

Among the groups which have shown interest in the fund is Newton Abbot-based group, Homeless in Teignbridge Support.

It provides food crisis packs to people who need a helping hand.

Co-ordinator Bob Newton said: "Winning a share of the community fund would mean so much to us.

"It would allow us to help more people in need and point them in the direction of additional support so they can get back on their feet again."

The charity has a stall in Newton Abbot's pannier market where it receives food donations.

It works with voluntary groups like the CAB to help people most in need.

To nominate your favourite cause all you will have to do is nominate your community group and tell us why it is more deserving than the rest.

A panel will draw up a shortlist which will go out to the public to vote by collecting tokens for their favourite project or group in the Herald Express.

Community groups can walk away with up to £2,000 per group and the minimum amount will be £450.

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