GRANTS have been given to three groups in Kirkbymoorside to help young people.

The presentations were made by Kirkbymoorside Youth Trust to the town’s brass band, primary school PTA and junior football club.

Kirkbymoorside Youth Trust was formed 40 years ago to provide somewhere for the town’s young people to meet.

A disused shop was converted into a youth club, supported by parents and volunteers, and it expanded into an adjoining shop when a bequest was made.

North Yorkshire County Council took over the running of the club, which later moved to a building in Westfields and the former club site in Piercy End was sold by the trustees.

Julie Cass, one of the trustees, said: “The monies were invested into the Kirkbymoorside Youth Trust for the purpose of assisting either individually or as members of local youth organisations within Kirkbymoorside youngsters up to the age of 18.

“We have four trustees at a time who are all local members of the Kirkbymoorside community.

“The youth trust now use the income from this endowment to financially support a wide range of local organisations which have an interest in the wellbeing of local children and young people.

“These organisations do much to encourage and develop the talents of our young people.”

Applications for next year can be made to Kitching Walker Solicitors, 8 Market Place, Kirkbymoorside c/o The Youth Trust.