TWO Banbury organisations have received a big funding boost from a national housebuilder.

Dogs for Good and The Mill Arts Centre Trust have each been awarded £1,000 through the Persimmon Homes Midlands community champions scheme.

Dogs for Good provides trained dogs to help adults and children with disabilities, while the Mill Arts Centre Trust offers creative activities for all ages.

Duncan Shaw, director of Persimmon Homes Midlands, said: “Community Champions aims to help groups and charities that make a real difference to the lives of local people.”

To apply for funding, see