About the trust

The Trust was created to provide Wendover residents and societies with financial assistance for worthwhile projects.

There are seven Trustees. Four are ‘Foundation Trustees’. Three are ‘Community Trustees’ and are nominated by The Wendover Parish Council, The Aylesbury Vale District Council and the Wendover Society.

The Annual General Meeting of the Trust takes place in April each year and considers the applications for grants which have been received. Other applications can be considered throughout the year.

To date the Trust has awarded over £1.283 million in grants. These have varied from large donations towards the refurbishment of the Memorial Hall (£320,000), the construction of a retractable roof and changing rooms at the Swimming Pool (£75,000), the refurbishment in 2010/11 of St Mary’s Church (£50,000) and of St Anne’s Hall (£75,000) to small, individual awards. All the various clubs and societies in Wendover have benefited from a grant.

The Lionel Abel-Smith Trust Accounts can be viewed in Wendover Library and also through the Charity Commission Website www.charity-commission.gov.uk.

Minutes of the Annual General Meeting are also available to view in Wendover Library or via the link below.

Minutes – AGM – 2016
Minutes – AGM – 2014
Minutes – AGM – 2013