The Shobdon Village TrusT (Charity registration 509058)

The Shobdon Village Trust was formed from the Poor's Land Trust (originally established in 1863). The Trust has three Trustees Mrs. M, Carmichael, Mr. C Williams and Stephen Macdonald, Ms Emma Lewis acts as the Trust secretary.

The objectives of the Trust are for the general benefit of the inhabitants of the Parish of Shobdon. Since its creation it has donated funds to help the establishment of the 'Park and Stride' car park (which the Trust owns), has given over £2,000 to the new playground at Bar Meadow, made a £2000 contribution to the new Boiler in the Village Hall, donated to the purchase of the village defibrillator and purchased a bingo machine for use in the village hall. The funds of the Trust are not that substantial earning annual interest of a little over £600.

If any resident of the Parish wishes to put forward an application for funds from the trust that meets the objectives then please do so in writing to the Trust secretary ( 



A charity able to give some financial assistance towards various educational expenses of individuals and organisations in Shobdon Parish.

The funds of the trust are not that substantial, earning annual interest of approximately £450.  In the past money has been awarded to Shobdon school and Shobdon pre-school for equipment and books for the children, and to individuals to fund purchase of books and equipment to support their studies in further and higher education. Awards are made annually to successful applicants.

The annual meeting of the trustees is held in November. The current trustees are Phil Sharp, Councillor Roger Phillips, Mrs Norah Morgan, Mrs Anne Wozencroft, Mrs Anne Walker. The Secretary, is Ms Emma Lewis (

The 2019 application form is available here. The deadline for application is 18th November 2019. Application forms should be returned to Emma Lewis, The Farm, Shobdon, HR6 9LX, or emailed to