VOLUNTEER and community groups from across the region can get help to access outside funding at two special events.

The County Durham Community Foundation, which supports local good causes, has organised the funding sessions to promote funding of up to £5,000 for community groups and voluntary organisations in County Durham and Darlington.

Participants will be given the chance to talk to experts about the different types of funding available and how to access it, including advice on how to complete applications.

The two events will take place at Seaham East Lea Community Centre on Wednesday, March 5, and at Sadberge Village Hall, near Darlington, on Wednesday, March 19.

Anyone interested in attending is asked to register by email at volunteer@cdcf.org.uk or by calling 0191-378-6340.