A CATFORD community organisation has grants of up to £2,500 to give groups who want to improve people's lives.

The Rushey Green Community First Panel can give money to projects which help people, or improve the environment, in Rushey Green ward, which covers central Catford up to Lewisham hospital and includes Ladywell Fields, Mountsfield Park and the Catford playing fields.

Groups of residents – mums, older people or teenagers – are just as welcome as established community groups.

Anyone with a good idea to run an activity, help others or clean up the neighbourhood should apply.

Groups are asked to match the funding with volunteers’ hours, or donations and gifts in kind.

The deadline to apply is 12pm on February 17. To apply visit RusheyGreenCommunity.org.uk