APPLICATIONS are being invited for a grants scheme run by a housing association.

Colne Housing Society is launching the Colne Community Builders scheme, which will give a share of about £10,000 to successful groups.

The money has been made available by the society’s development team, Iceni Homes, which it has gifted back to the society.

“We want people with their ears to the ground in communities and who know what could be done to make those communities better,” said Alistair Heron, community development officer at housing association, which covers Colchester, Tendring and Maldon.

“We thought, we could just use the money and spread it across our projects but we want to make a real difference and make something happen where it might otherwise not.”

To apply for a share of the money, call 01206 244700 or email