Co-operative Group members have helped Midlothian groups with grants totalling nearly £4,000.
The cash boost is from the Co-operative Membership Community Fund, which is distributed to support local good causes.
Recipients in Midlothian were the Pathhead Youth Project which was awarded £1,980; the Y2K project, a community-based youth work and informal education resource for young people in Midlothian, was awarded £1,495; and the Bonnyrigg and Sherwood Community Development Trust was given £416.
Community Fund application forms are available online at www.co-operative.coop/communityfund or by phoning 0844 262 4001.
Read more on this in the January 9 edition of the Midlothian Advertiser.