There's just hours left to support a Bradford community centre's cost of living fundraising campaign.

Sedbergh Youth & Community Centre has raised more than £2,500 to create targeted support for the city's most financially vulnerable people. 

The funds will be used for what it describes as "focused and all-round support" while the centre's advisors offer one-on-one guidance on the different benefits and utility deals.

The centre hopes each 1-2-1 personal consultation will offer "a better foundation to build on" than short term financial aid.

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In its appeal, a spokesperson for Sedbergh Community Centre said: "Since the covid pandemic we’ve seen a significant increase in the number of people struggling to pay bills or put food on the table.

"Through this we want to enable a better functioning community through financial independence and well-being by giving them support and a better foundation to build on."

The centre's spokesperson added: "With energy and food prices set to rocket - we want to  be able to lead a project that concentrates on helping people who are struggling by offering help and support, but this is not where it stops.

"Money does matter, and it is a good starting point if we can offer some relief in the form of food parcels and food vouchers for those in times of crisis, but we also want to offer more sustainability in terms of with simple budgeting and form-filling."

To support the campaign, you can donate via the Aviva fundraising page here.

All money donated will be automatically doubled.

The fundraiser ends on April 12, 2022.