The origin of the Dagwood Trust dates back to 1921 when a declaration of the trust was made on the 15th November and subsequently it was formally registered as a charity on the 8th May 1963. Over the years the trust been formed from a number of smaller Doddinghurst charities but the main source of capital was the sale of church land on Church Lane for the development of the Infants and Junior Schools in the village. Originally known as “Recreation Ground” the trust has now adopted the name “The Dagwood Trust” and has the registered number of 301296 with the Charity Commission - available from this website: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/charity-commission where full details of the trust, the trustees and financial reports are held.
The primary objective of the trust is to provide money to the benefit of the young people of Doddinghurst. The Trust only use the interest it obtains from its capital to fund grants; therefore its resources are limited and grants rarely exceed £2000. However, if you have a project meets the primary objective of the Trust which needs financial support, we would encourage you to send in an application to the Secretary of the Trust – see the application form. Please note that grants cannot be made to individuals and must be shown to be to the benefit of young people who are residents of the Civil Parish of Doddinghurst.
In the past the Trust has provided funding towards school projects, events such as the forthcoming Scarecrow Festival and the Children’s Holiday Club. The Trustees meet four times a year to consider applications for grants.
An application form with more details of the grants and how to send it may be downloaded here.