People and groups in Liversedge and Gomersal can bid for grants of up to £500 and the local community will decide who gets the money.

‘It’s up to you’ is a new scheme which encourages people to share ideas for projects in their area.

Head of Safe and Cohesive Communities at Kirklees Council Michael Greene said: “Involving people in decision-making is a great way of encouraging a sense of community and giving people an opportunity to have their say on the things that happen in their local areas.”

For more information, call Kirklees Council on (01484) 221000 and ask for Chris Chinnock or e-mail