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Supporting The Community In Sellindge Since 1897

Welcome to E Sedgwick & S Godfrey Trust

The Parish of SellindgeThe Edward Sedgwick and Sarah Godfrey Trust is a voluntary organisation and independent charity originally established “For the general benefit of the poor of the parish of Sellindge” primarily to affect change in Sellindge for the lives of local people who found themselves upon hard times.

The Charity provided relief in the form of Alms and ‘poor’ housing and more basic needs of coal, food and clothing. In recent years the Trust continues in this vein and now due to generous donations can also provide facilities and open spaces for the local people of Sellindge to enjoy, whilst maintain the original ethos of the Trust.

Our History

The Edward Sedgwick and Sarah Godfrey Trust is a voluntary organisation and charity created to help the poor of the parish of Sellinge and affect change for local people who find themselves upon hard times in the local area. We provide basic relief in the form of coal, food and clothing as well as providing facilities for those in need.

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Trust allotments

Trust Allotments

About two acres of land in Sellindge has been dedicated to the trust allotments which provide local people with the opportunity of home grow. This has been very popular and is always in demand.

Sellindge sports & social club

Sports & Social Club

The leasing in 1968 of part of Swan Lane fields to Sellindge and district playing fields benevolent society made it possible to have the sports and social club as it is today.

Hardship tenancies

Hardship Tenancies

The four trust cottages provided have just been renovated, which gives hardship tenants a better place to live with new windows, doors and insulation.

Trust land

Trust Land

The trust owns 12 acres for land over four sites in Sellindge, these are currently being leased to local farmers.