The West Hallam Trust is the working name of West Hallam United Charities, a Registered Charity established in 1907 by a Scheme made by the Charity Commissioners amalgamating four original constituent charities - The Reverend Francis Gisbourne (1896), William Hickling (1898) and the Poor's Land (otherwise Stansfield's) (1898).
Perhaps less well known than some of the other Charities from which residents of West Hallam are fortunate to benefit, the West Hallam Trust is administered by a body of nine Trustees comprising the Rector, five Trustees appointed by West Hallam Parish Council and three co-opted Trustees.
How Can They Help?
Although originally set up as a 'charity for the relief of the poor', the objects of the charity were amended in September 1999, with the approval of the Charity Commissioners, to include the provision of benefits for the relief of sickness. This has had the effect of potentially widening the ways in which Trustees may be able to help.
Under the original scheme assistance was generally limited to people who were in a condition of need, hardship or distress, involving an element of means testing. However, following the amendment of the objects, Trustees can now help to provide or pay for items, services and facilities to ease the suffering assist the recovery of people who are sick, convalescent, disabled or infirm.
Want to Know More?
You can download a leaflet which gives you more information about the Trust, including Trustees' names and contact details for the Clerk to the Trustees - click here for this - this will open in a new window. It is designed as a folded leaflet, but pages are numbered so it is easy to follow.