LOCAL charities are celebrating a £40,000 cash windfall from the Huddersfield Common Good Trust.
The Trust, which supports charity groups operating in and around the town, has awarded the money to 20 organisations in the last year.
Groups that have benefited from the grants and received up to £3,000, include the Safe Anchor Trust, Huddersfield Sea Cadets, Scholes Cricket Club, Huddersfield Scout Sailing, Bradley and Colnebridge Cricket Club and Huddersfield Central Youth Club.
The cash will be used to buy new equipment and go towards refurbishment costs.
The Trust has been helping local charities continue their good work since 1962.
It is run voluntarily by a group of local people who meet regularly to consider applications for grants from groups in need of support.
The trustees raised a substantial amount of money which was then invested. The income continues to be used to help charities.
Secretary Antony Haigh said the trustees were pleased to be receiving such a high number of applications.
He added: “We would like even more applications– especially from organisations other than the ones we give to again and again.
“We are considering applications all the time and the groups never have to wait long to hear back from us or receive their cheque.”
To find out more about the Trust or to apply for a grant visit their website at www.hcgtrust.org.uk. Alternatively send details of your organisation, requesting an application form to The Secretary, Huddersfield Common Good Trust, PO Box No 382, Huddersfield, HD1 2YN.