Details of the Charitable Trusts are shown below:
The Winsford Charitable Trust
- For Winsford Charitable Trust Agenda for Monday 25 January 2021 click here Agenda
The George Joyce Charity Trust
In the 17th century George Joyce gave his farm of 140 acres and farm house on Furzhill Lane to be shared by Winsford, Timberscombe, and Wootton Courtney Parish Councils, this has resulted in the land and farmhouse being split and let on tenancy agreements with the rent set by a land agent.
There are nine Trustees, three per council, with the current chairman being Richmond Harding, they meet twice a year, the meeting in April distributes the profit from the trust to the three councils who then have a nominated panel of three to distribute in their area, Winsford use the Somerset County Councils Agent for her expertise in distributing the money.
If one of the tenancies becomes available it will be put to tender.
The Henry Leigh Withypool Education Trust
The Trust was set up in 2004 after the sale of Withypool school, the school and land was given to Withypool in the 1880s by Henry Leigh a farmer.
The objective of the Trust is to give educational grants to any child or young person under the age of 25 who live in the parishes of Withypool and Hawkridge, Exford, and Winsford, grants are given for activities such as music, swimming, driving instruction, farming courses and educational needs, an example being laptops etc.
The Trust which is made up of five elected members from each parish meet three times a year (January, April and September).
The Winsford Trustee is Keith Lindop.
To obtain a grant, the forms are available from the Henry Leigh website or Keith on 851463.