Cash-strapped community groups across Leeds have less than a week to grab their share of £100,000.
The Yorkshire Evening Post has teamed up with Comic Relief to give small, local causes a cash boost of up to £1,000.
The deadline for applications for Community Cash grants is Friday, March 8.
Sue Wicks, UK grants manager for Comic Relief, said: “Comic Relief is delighted to be working with the Yorkshire Evening Post offering Red Nose Day Community Cash once again to local groups in and around Leeds.
“We know from our experience that local groups can make a huge impact at the heart of their communities with a small amount of money.
“Thanks to these groups, money raised through Red Nose Day can make a real difference where it’s needed most.”
She added: “I urge as many groups as possible to get their applications in before March 8 for their chance to get a grant from the £100,000 that is on offer.”
Last year, the Leeds Tigers basketball team received £1,000.
Claude Bandawe, who heads the team said: “I would encourage local groups to apply because the money is a great stepping stone.
“Nowadays money is very tight and a grant like this helps to ease that.”
He added: “It is a great resource and Leeds Community Foundation, which delivers the grant, is very helpful and supportive.”
Leeds Tigers aim to engage young people in sport and teach them self-respect and provide a family environment.
Past members have gone on to play for England and coach Olympic teams.
Community Cash gives grants of between £500 and £1,000 to small organisations in the region that are doing great work to help local people coping with tough lives.
Suitable groups must be local and working in disadvantaged or deprived areas with an income of under £100,000 in the past year.
To apply for a Red Nose Day Community Cash grant, visit www.leedscf.org.uk/apply-for-grant/open-grants-programme/ before Friday March 8.
The Leeds Community Foundation will then help get the money to the causes that need it most.
For more information about Red Nose Day, which is taking place on Friday, March 15, and for plenty of fundraising ideas, visit the website: www.rednoseday.com