Barnes Charitable Trust

The Barnes Charitable Trust was set up in 1991 under the terms of the will of the late John Barnes, who for many years was the owner of Earnseat School.

The Barnes Charitable Trust

The prime responsibility of the Trust is the maintenance of Ashmeadow Woodlands. When the Trust has surplus funds it will use these to make small grants within the village. Preference will be given to projects which benefit the environment/education/recreation. For full details see the guidance notes below, contact the Grants Secretary on 01524 762193 or email

All the grants for 2017 have now been allocated.

Applications for the 2018 round of grants will not be accepted until December 2017 and must be submitted by February 28th 2018

Grant forms are given below 

The Barnes Charitable Trust Registered Charity 1002338
Trustees: Pete McSweeney (Chairman), Ann Kitchen (Treasurer),
David Barton, Helen Caldwell, Mary Hamilton, Julia Holroyd,
Basil Herwald, Andy Pringle, Jennifer Rae, Chris Youdale
Honorary Secretary: Ken Kitchen

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War memorial to the boys from Earnseat School who died fighting for their country.