WILLIAM WEBB CHARITY
Applications for consideration by the above Charity are invited from pensioners resident in the village of Compton Martin.
The William Webb Charity was set up in 1743 by William Webb, and others, who purchased some 10 acres of land near Blagdon. The monies from leasing this land were to be used for the benefit of those in the village, who at the time were called “the second poor”.
The Charity Commission requires the Trustees by law to determine that any funds are distributed in line with a modern definition of “poor” and reflect a real need.
Please contact the Clerk who will let you have a New Applicant Form for completion and return to the Clerk.
When applying please consider your circumstances carefully. For example, do you own or rent your property? Do you travel on public transport? Do you already receive substantial benefits? The Trustees have to consider these issues when dealing with new applicants.
William Webb Charity funds are small and still come from the lease of the same land.
Existing recipients may like to consider their need particularly if their circumstances have changed during the year.
New applicants will be considered by the Trustees at their annual meeting in early December and payments will be made to existing recipients and successful new applicants, by cheque, on 21st December
The Clerk will be pleased to help you with any queries, telephone 01761 221702.
Trustees of the William Webb Charity consist of
- The Rector of St Michael the Archangel
- Two members of the Parochial Church Council of St Michael the Archangel
- Three electors of Compton Martin