GRANTS have been made available for past and present pupils at Malpas Alport Primary School to help support learning.

Every year the trustees of the Richard Alport's School Foundation administer grants for the present school, for local young persons' voluntary organisations, and for past and present pupils of the school.

The 'Area of Benefit' for which grants are available for voluntary organisations include the civil parishes of Malpas, Cuddington, Chorlton, Edge, Hampton, Newton, Oldcastle, Overton, Stockton, Wigland and Wychough.

These grants are for organisations which primarily serve children and young persons, to assist with any aspect of the organisation's operation, subject to the approval of the Trustees.

Grants for individuals are available to those below the age of 25 years who are attending or who have attended Malpas Alport Endowed Primary School for at least two years.

The aim of these grants is to support an individual's education or training at any secondary school, college, university, or other institution of further education, to provide financial assistance, outfits, clothing, tools, instruments or books and to provide bursaries or maintenance allowances to enable beneficiaries to travel.

A maximum grant of £200 is available and only one grant can be awarded to any one individual for these purposes.

The closing date for applications for grants for individuals is September 30.

Application forms are available from the clerk to the Trustees by contacting Elma Ebben at 4 Cholmondeley Rise, Malpas, Cheshire SY14 8DD, phoning 01948 820656 or emailing