William Hall Trust


In 1692 a Kirklevington resident, William Hall, bequeathed in his Will, a piece of land to the people of Kirklevington.  He requested that income from the land be used for the benefit of the poor of the village.  Three trustees, one of whom to be the Vicar of Kirklevington, would ensure such income would be distributed twice yearly among the poor of Kirklevington on Trinity Sunday and Christmas Day.  An inscribed plaque in the Church porch confirms these details.  We assume that for nearly 200 years, the charity operated in accordance with William Hall's instructions.  Limited records for some of that time do demonstrate this.


Records do show that in 1857 the land, on Forest Lane became the site of the old village school and adjoining house, built and maintained through voluntary subscription.  On its closure in 1971 the school and house were converted into a dwelling for rent.  However, high maintenance costs, taking much of the rental income, led the Trustees to sell the property.  The proceeds from the sale in 2012 were immediately invested.  It is the income from this investment, after investment management expenses are deducted, that the Trustees can make available according to the rules below.

The Rules of the Scheme

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.

Organisations may also be considered 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 (person or organisation)

Step 1 - Contact a Trustee for an informal discussion.

Step 2 - Complete an application form requested from Trustees or download the form below (Trustees can help in the completion of the form).

Step 3 - Applications will be considered by all three Trustees to ensure it meets the Rules of the Scheme.

Step 4 - The applicant will be informed of the Trustees decision.  If approved, documentation signed off and a cheque for the funding provided.



Download the application below; Complete and hand to a Trustee (Step 3 and 4 will then take place)


For more information please contact the Trustees either in person or on the details below;


The Trustees


Revd Darren Moore – 07545657154 or frdmoore@icloud.com

Helen Ferrar – 07710824123 or helen.ferrar@hotmail.co.uk

Jim Parker -  07540280752 or  parker-j20@sky.com