Applications invited for grants available from Captain Allots Charity.

Local groups and organisations whose usual meeting place is in Wombwell, Hemingfield and Jump are invited to apply for cash help from the Captain Allott's Charity, administered by Barnsley Council

The charity was put in place to make donations to worthy local causes in these areas. Captain Allott, a philanthropist, bequeathed his large house to local people. The local authority sold the property and the money raised was put into a special fund. Organisations assisted so far range from churches to schools and sports organisations. Any project will be considered for grants up to a maximum of £400.

The deadline for completed application forms is Monday 2 December. Applications will then be considered on Monday 16 December at the Captain Allott's Charity (Sycamores Management Committee) meeting.

Preference will be given to organisations which show a willingness to raise money of their own to help achieve an objective.

Application forms can be obtained from:

The Secretary to the Allott's Charity, c/o Council Governance Unit, Town Hall, Barnsley, S70 2TA, telephone 01226 773420, email:

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