DORSET people have until the end of this month to make a nomination for good causes for the Lloyds Bank Community Fund.

This year, for the first time, customers and members of the public can join Lloyds Bank colleagues in putting forward nominations for the community groups they feel deserve a financial award.

This new nomination process for 2014 will mean that the chance for local groups to benefit from the Community Fund will start from within the communities themselves.

Around 1,400 community groups in around 350 communities will be shortlisted for the public vote later this year. They could get a £3,000, £2,000, £1,000 or £500 award.

To nominate a community group visit: