Groups are urged to go for bursary

A south east Northumberland shopping centre has launched its annual bursary scheme.

Manor Walks in Cramlington is looking for charities to nominate themselves for the chance to receive substantial funding from the annual Hammerson Local Community Bursary.

The initiative, which is being funded by Hammerson and supports charities undertaking vital work in the communities that the company operates in, will award a £5,000 grant to one successful organisation.

Manor Walks general manager Bruno Coppola said: “Supporting our surrounding communities is extremely important to us and our annual Local Community Bursary scheme and the Community Day are just some of the initiatives we have in place which enables us to give back.

“Every year we work closely with our bursary beneficiary to provide essential funding that will make a genuine difference to their work and to the communities which it supports.

“We are proud to be once again launching our Local Community Bursary scheme, and I would urge all registered charities to submit their application to us as soon as possible.”

The programme follows the shopping centre’s recent search to identify one local organisation to benefit from its first Community Day, which resulted in the Manor Walks team donating a day’s worth of its time on Friday, June 5.

Application forms are available by emailing and charities have until 5pm on Tuesday, June 30, to return their completed submission to Manor Walks’ centre management.