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Charitable Assistance 

There are a number of small charities operated by the Parish Council, which are able to offer modest assistance to qualifying residents. Applications or nominations for assistance may be made in writing to the Parish Clerk

Turton, Edgworth & District Nursing Charity

This was founded in June 1949, with the aim of giving "Grants in money or in kind to the sick and needy of the inhabitants of Chapeltown and Edgworth Wards".

James Brandwood's Charity

Arises from a bequest made in 1762, to provide "The supply of clothes, linen, bedding, fuel, tools, medical and other aid in sickness, food or other articles in kind for the benefit of such deserving and necessitous persons bona fide resident in the ancient township of Entwistle".

Turton, Edgworth & District War Memorial Scholarship

This was founded in 1920, and "Trustees shall apply the clear income of the Charity in promoting the education, including social and physical training, of persons under the age of 25 years who, or whose parents, are resident in Chapeltown, Edgworth, Entwistle or Quarlton". 

(Organisations which meet these aims may apply)

G H Ashworth Agricultural Scholarship

This was established in 1927, and provides for grants to students who live in the area of the former Turton Urban District area and who are studying, or are about to embark of a course of study, at an agricultural college.

Fred Holt Memorial Fund

This is not a registered charity, but a fund set up in 1990 in memory of the first Parish Council Clerk, Fred Holt, to benefit senior citizens and make facilities available for them to acquire new skills and new experiences to add to their enjoyment of life.

The fund started with 350, and accrued interest over the years to finish with a balance of just under 584.

The fund has now been fully distributed: