THE EDWARD & ALICE COTTAM TRUSTS welcome applications for funding from people and organisations within Caton-with-Littledale. Those who benefit should be ‘poor and deserving persons aged 50 years or over who have resided within the parish of Caton with Littledale in the County of Lancaster for at least five years and are still resident at the date of the application’. Organisations where the majority of members fulfil the criteria are eligible. Last summer, the Trustees distributed a total of £16,800 to various applicants from Caton and Brookhouse, and also made significant contributions towards the cost of replacement chairs and roof repairs at the Victoria Institute. Application forms will be available from the Brookhouse Convenience Store & Post Office from the end of January until the end of February. Distribution would be made at the end of March. Enquiries to Emma Edwards at BSG Solicitors on 01524 386500.