FUNDING is available to support the academic, sporting and musical achievements of primary schools and children in Herefordshire.

Around 50 children and a wide range of schools from across Herefordshire have received funding from the Margaret Allen Foundation since 2009.

Last year, Ashfield Park, Gorsley Goffs, Eardisley, Lugwardine, Orleton, Pencombe and Whitchurch were among the primary schools to benefit.

Children were also given funding for violin and piano lessons and tennis coaching.

Grants to Herefordshire primary schools are available up to £2,000 and grants to individual children, aged between five and 11 years old living in Herefordshire, are available up to £400.

The deadline for all applications is March 6.

Application forms are available from the clerk to the Margaret Allen Foundation, c/o Monmouth School for Girls, Hereford Road, Monmouth NP25 5XT.

Those wishing to apply can by telephoning 01600 710401 or by emailing