Applications invited for historic Matlock grant

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Worthy causes in the Matlock area are being invited to apply to Derbyshire Dales District Council for funds from the historic Ernest Bailey Charity.

The District Council is Trustee of the charity, which makes an annual grant from interest on a fund set up by local benefactor Ernest H. Bailey.

Bailey, born in 1870, owned Bailey’s Flour Mills in Lumsdale and in 1924 founded the former Ernest Bailey Grammar School in Matlock’s New Street.

As Trustee, the District Council administers Bailey’s fund “for the general benefit of the inhabitants of Matlock and district” in one or more of the following ways:

for the relief of the aged and poor,

for the relief of distress and sickness,

to support facilities for recreation and other leisure time activities,

to support educational facilities or

in such was as the Trustees think fit.

The District Council welcomes applications from organisations and individuals who meet the criteria.

Closing date for completed 2011 application forms is 21 October. For more information phone 01629 761301, email brian.evans@derbyshiredales.gov.uk or write to: The Head of Democratic Services, Derbyshire Dales District Council, Town Hall, Matlock, Derbyshire DE4 3NN.