A community project which takes those who would otherwise be socially isolated on days out has received a much-welcome boost.

Chancery Trips, a community transport service which offers affordable social and leisure trips, is run by volunteers and provides door to door-to-door transport and destinations to people who would otherwise be isolated.

It started as a community project following the closure of Chancery House, and has taken clients to historic houses, pub lunches and the seaside.

The Chancery Trips minibus pick up from home with a wheelchair-friendly vehicle and refreshments are provided.

Trips are a suggested donation based on activity/entrance fees and Chancery Trips is not for profit; it is run entirely by dedicated volunteers and all grants and donations go towards the running of the minibus and costs associated with the day trips.

So it was delighted when Bluebird Care-West Dorset gave a £250 community grant.

Bluebirs Care director, Ross Perkins, said: "We recognise the outstanding work everyone at Chancery Trips does for the community and it is a pleasure to be able to make a small contribution to their funds. We wish all at Chancery trips every success for the future with their project."

Bluebird Care offers a homecare service aiming to allow people to stay in their own homes with care and support.

It is seeking suggestions of groups that work with with older people or work to address loneliness in the community that would benefit from a £250 grant.

You can nominate a group by emailing westdorset@bluebirdcare.co.uk with the subject line 'Community Grant'.