Charities across Moray and beyond have been encouraged to apply for funding from a charitable trust established by one of the region’s most famous food producers.
The Gordon and Ena Baxter Foundation is seeking applications prior to announcing a new round of grants at the end of September.
The upcoming tranche of donations will be the trust’s final crop of 2016.
The foundation yesterday asked charities and community groups with “innovative projects and events” in mind to come forward with requests.
The organisation’s manager, Kay Jackson, said: “The deadline for the last awards round of this year is fast approaching, and we’re encouraging groups with new ideas and community projects to get in touch in advance and apply for funding in time.”
She highlighted a series of tips the organisation has issued to help secure the success of funding bids.
Applicants have been asked to make sure their scheme has the support of their local community, and to demonstrate how it will benefit people.
The foundation – which manages personal legacies left by Gordon and Ena Baxter of the Fochabers-based firm – awards funds twice a year to groups across the north and north-east.
In the first funding round this year, more than £34,000 was pledged to 20 creative local groups and charities.
Organisations have until September 30, to submit completed application forms and successful recipients will be announced in October.