William Hall Trust



William Hall owned land in Kirklevington.  In 1692 his Will requested that income from the land be used for the benefit of the poor in the village.  Three trustees, one of whom was to be the Vicar of Kirklevington would ensure such income would be distributed to worthy individuals and we may assume that this has been done over the intervening years through to the present time.

The land, on Forest Lane, became the site of the old village school.  On its closure in 1971 the school was converted into a dwelling for rent.  High maintenance costs led the Trustees to decide to sell the property in 2012 and the proceeds have been invested.

It is the income from the investment, after management expenses have been deducte4d, that the trustees can make available according to the rules below.


The rules

The William Hall Trust is regulated by the Charity Commission - the current scheme was approved by the Charity Commission, 8th October 1974 and last amended 27th June, 2007.  The words below in italics are taken directly from this document:

The object of the Charity shall be to relieve either generally or individually persons resident in the Parish of Kirklevington who are in a condition of need, hardship or distress.

Subject to the payment of management expenses, the Trustees shall apply the income of the Charity for that object of making grants  of money or providing or paying for items, services or facilities calculated to reduce the need , hardship or distress of such persons.

The Trustees may consider helping persons or organisations based in the Parish that meet the above criteria.  For persons, help may include; special payments to relieve sudden distress, sickness or infirmity; help with travelling expenses for persons needing hospital attention or needing to visit relative in hospital or similar.

Organisaions may also be consider for help by the Trustees. Help could include payment, or part payment for special equipment, books, furniture, clothing or appliances.

The process for applying for funding

It is suggested that any proposal for funding  from persons or organisation should first be discussed with a Trustee.  The next step is to complete an application form, available from the Trustee, so that the partcular need and the extent of the help required can be specified.  The Trustee can help in the completion of the form.

Finally, proposals will then be considered by the three Trustees and the applicant informed in writing of the decision taken.

The Trustees

Rev Pam Sanders (01642 700223)

Jenny Eggett

Mike Gallagher (01642 784157)


Update - March 2016