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A range of different groups in the Kincardine and Mearns Area need your votes as they seek to be awarded a £6000 grant as part of the RBS Community Force initiative.

Public voting is set to finish on which charities in Scotland will benefit from the new RBS CommunityForce initiative.

Launched in July, the scheme will see 81 communities receive a £6000 windfall. The public is being asked to vote to decide who should benefit.

A number local groups are after the cash.

The Kincardine and Mearns citizen advice Bureau, Kincardine and Deeside Befriending, Friends of Carronhill School, Stonehaven Outdoor pool and Laurencekirk Scout Groupare just a selection of groups who are hoping to get enough votes to get the money.

The groups are seeking the money for a number of reasons, with friends of Carronhill school looking to put the money towards a new busand The Friends of Stonehaven Open Air Pool planning renovations to the changing facilities at the pool.

The groups from this area are just some of the 1070 groups from across Scotland who have applied for the grant. With over 46000 votes having been cast so far, the groups need your help.

The public vote closes on October 23. However, even the organisations that are not successful will still benefit. RBS staff aim to carry out 7000 days of community volunteering, including supporting some of the charities who have applied for a CommunityForce award.

To vote visit www.communityforce.rbs.co.uk.