The Cotton Districts Convalescent Fund and The Barnes Samaritan Charity provides a regular income for people in financial need who are suffering from severe or incurable illness/disability and for people convalescing from such illness, whilst continuing to live in their own home. The support may be of a financial nature or for help in providing convalescent holidays.

The Charity is only able to support residents of the following districts:

  • The County of Lancashire;
  • The County of Greater Manchester;
  • The Districts of Craven, North Yorkshire and High Peak, Derbyshire;
  • The Districts of Macclesfield and Warrington, Cheshire;
  • The District of Calderdale, West Yorkshire.

Whilst the primary aim of the Barnes Cotton Districts Charity is to make payments to support local people making individual applications, payments may also be made to Charities working in support of people who could benefit from Cotton Districts and Barnes assistance subject to that charity (particularly those with significant reserves) making some contribution (preferably, at least, matched funding). Beneficiaries of this assistance must live within the geographic area covered by the Barnes and Cotton Districts Charity.

Further information on applying for support can be found here.