THE clock is ticking for Cumnock and Doon Valley residents to secure cash for local projects.

East Ayrshire Council’s Community Grants is looking for bids from locals who want to make the area a better place to live.

There are a variety of innovative options for investing in the community, encouraging wider participation and involvement to make your community a better place to live.

The next deadline for applications for the scheme is Thursday, April 25.

Applications will be considered at the next meeting of the Grants Committee on Thursday, June 6.