METRO Blind Sport is in the running to win a grant to help fund the 2017 Metro Athletics Open.

People can vote for Metro Blind Sport to win a grant in the Aviva Community Fund.

If the London-based charity, which is dedicated to giving people living with a vision impairment access to sport, wins it will use the money to help fund the 2017 Metro Athletics Open, an annual event open to blind and partially sighted people of any age and ability living in the UK.

The event, which has been running for 40 years, gives competitors an opportunity to take part in sport in a safe, fun, fair and competitive environment.

But for Metro Blind Sport to win a grant they need people to vote for them.

Roy Smith MBE, Metro Blind Sport Director of Sport Development, said they wanted to help get as many people as possible active, having fun and enjoying life.

He said funds could help pay for hiring the venue, coaches, accommodation, catering and t-shirts.

The closing date for voting in the Aviva Community Fund is November 18.

You can vote by searching for Metro Blind Sport at the Aviva Community Fund website.

The Metro Athletics Open will be held in June 2017 at the Mile End Stadium.

For more information, visit the Metro Blind Sport website.