Chapel-en-le-Frith United Charities and the Bowden Head Educational Foundation are able to make grants to groups or individuals in the Parish of Chapel-en-le-Frith. People who require support for educational training or have specific needs with reference to health, disability or changing economic circumstances may well be eligible for a grant.
Councillor Mrs Hilary Batterbee, chairman of the trustees of the United Charities, said, ‘We would like to encourage more applications from groups and individuals who live in the parish as money is available to help those in need. For example, the charity has been able to supply equipment for disabled children, give financial assistance for the purchase of school uniform and contribute to the cost of educational trips.’
Likewise at a meeting of the Victor Burdekin Trust, Councillor Mike Smith encouraged more people to apply to the Trust. He said, ‘The remit of this charity is to offer support where it is needed to any individual or activity within the parish. Recently, grants have been made to Chapel Town Band for instrument refurbishment, Chapel Arts to help finance a public concert and to the Friday Club at Town End Methodist Church to help with trips and the charity helped with the purchase of a seat for disabled children’.
Application forms for both charities are available from the Parish Office in the Town Hall, Market Street, Chapel-en-le-Frith, High Peak, SK23 0HP (Tel: 01298 813320, [email protected]).