AN AUDLEM community group says it is disappointed to miss out on a slice of grant funding.

Audlem and District Community Action recently bid for just under £8,000 of Carers' Choice Grant funding, to help support the organisation's volunteers.

Unfortunately the bid was unsuccessful.

A spokesman for ADCA said while it was disappointing to miss out, bids have been opened for an alternative grant.

They said: "ADCA has sadly lost out on obtaining a Carers' Choice Grant this year.

"Our bid for £7,890 to keep our popular carers breaks going and help with staff costs was not successful.

"This is extremely disappointing to us as this grant is key to our being able to support our local carers.

"In total fourteen bids went forward, of which 10 were successful, and four not – including ADCA's.

"The good news is that the Council has invited bids for a new Carers' Community Respite Grant to enable more respite support to be made available in the community.

"ADCA have put in a strong bid for £9,450 and a decision is expected soon.

"If we are successful we hope to be able to start deploying these funds from September.

"And of course we continue to seek other grant opportunities to fund our carers breaks, as well as pursuing new fund-raising ideas.

"In the meantime, ADCA will continue to run our twice monthly Carers Coffee Mornings and our twice monthly Zoom sessions."