Apply for historic cash

WORTHY causes in the Dales are being invited to apply for funds from the historic Ernest Bailey Charity.

Derbyshire Dales District Council is a 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.

As Trustee, the District Council administers Bailey’s fund for the ‘general benefit of the inhabitants of Matlock and district’ by providing relief of the aged, poor, distressed and sick, by supporting recreation, leisure and also educational facilities.

To apply for funding visit or call 01629 761302. The closing date is October 15.