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Voting has begun to choose the Borders projects which will receive funding as part of the Royal Bank of Scotland Community Force programme.

The public can vote for their favourite charity by visiting www.rbs.co.uk/communityforce, where all local applications can also be viewed. Voting runs until October 24.

Community Force was launched in July this year to support charities and good causes in communities served by RBS branches. In each of its 158 individual Community Force areas in the UK, the bank is offering three local projects the chance to win an award of £6,000 each and following the launch more than 1,000 applications were received in Scotland.

Hazel Anderson was recently appointed the local chief executive officer for RBS in the Borders, where her role is to lead the bank in the local area, helping branches to deliver the bank’s Customer Charter and support the aim of becoming the UK’s most helpful bank.

She told us: “Since we launched Community Force the response has been incredible and it was great to see so many applications for projects which will have a positive impact on the local community.

“Giving the community a chance to vote for the winners will ensure that local people will decide on how local funds are invested in local projects.”

Community Force is part of our ongoing commitment to support the communities where we live and work – not just by donating funds, but also through volunteering time and expertise.”

More information about Community Force is available at www.rbs.co.uk/communityforce