In 1724, Edward Fincham left land to be used to benefit people in need living in this parish. The land is let out for grazing and fishing, and the proceeds are distributed by the Parish Council. The charity is called the Caton Poor’s Land. Small grants are distributed every December. To apply, please fill in a simple application form. You can get it from the Parish Clerk (Ring 07882 949 110) or from the Victoria Institute in Caton. Copies are in the Cottam Room, or ask Peter Collins the Manager. Forms must be returned to the Parish Clerk or to the Victoria Institute by 30th November. Applications are considered in confidence and cheques issued in time for Christmas.