A LOCAL bus operator is re-instating its Community Fund to support the community after pausing it at the beginning of the pandemic.

Morebus is offering its support to local charities, schools, sports teams and events organisers through the fund, which is a dedicated resource for backing local causes with funding or marketing help.

Morebus head of communications, Nikki Honer said: "Sadly, we had to put the Community Fund on hold last year, whilst we ploughed all our efforts into supporting our team and providing vital transport links for key workers. Now, hopefully with sunnier times ahead, we are ready to start it up again.

"The Morebus Community Fund is open to everyone - from charities to sports teams - and we encourage anyone who needs a helping hand, however big or small, to apply.

"We endeavour to support and raise awareness for those doing excellent work on behalf of those living here."

The Community Fund is open to applicants twice a year, during March and September, where Morebus will fund or support good causes up to the value of £500 .

To apply for the operator’s March 2021 allocation, groups should visit Morebus’ website and provide details about their cause, what they need, and the difference this support might make to their organisation.

Nikki added: "We hope the new Community Fund will continue to offer a fair support process and allow us to build new relationships with worthy causes across Dorset.

"Anyone interested in applying should contact us before the end of March."

For more information, visit: morebus.co.uk