Historically, prior to the formation of the welfare state, many parishes, including Earl Stonham had various funds to help parishioners for needs such as educational and financial purposes.
These assets included in the case of Earl Stonham, several properties and land much of which has been disposed of in the past, but the Recreation Ground and 1, Guildhall Cottage remain.
The separate bodies were combined into the current single Trust overseen by the Charity Commission which permits some of the Trust's income to be still used for educational purposes or temporary financial need.
The statement below was issued by The Trustees and published in the November 2019 edition of The Earl Stonham Recorder
The Trustees meet four times per year.
If you could benefit, or if you know of any parishioner who could benefit, and you want more information, do call any of the Trustees or send an email to the Secretary of The Trust by tapping the button below:
Applications could be for school trips, college or university books, music or sports equipment or particular financial need.
To make a formal application, please download one of the forms listed.