Charitable Status

Governing Document

Charitable Objective

The Silverton Parochial Trust is a registered charity, no: 201255. The Charity Commission has further details:

The Trust was set up on 14th September 1990 to regulate the administration of 13 separate charities that benefitted the parish of Silverton:

The Charity of Sir John Acland;

The Charity of William Row;

The Charity of Andrew Ascott;

The Charity of Gawin Fursdon;

The Charity of William Mills;

The Charity of Henry Bustard;

The Charity of William Wreyford;

The Charity of Dr Edward Cotton;

The Charity of Revd Thomas Troyte;

The Charity of Dorothy Ayre Brown; 

The Charity of Ann Land;

The Charity of Sarah Middleton; and

The Charity of Susanna Dewdney

To relieve either generally or individually persons resident in the area of the parish of Silverton who are in conditions of hardship, need or distress.

Application of funds

The Trustees shall apply the income by making grants of money or providing or paying for items, services or facilities calculated to reduce the need, hardship or distress of such persons.

The Trustees may pay for such items, services or facilities by way of donations or subscriptions to institutions or organisations which provide or which undertake in return to provide such items, services or facilities for such persons.

If and so far as income is not required for application in accordance with the provisions above in any year the Trustees may apply the same for any charitable purpose for the general benefit of the inhabitants of Silverton.

Relief must be given only to assist people who are eligible under the scheme, it must be related to a clear need in each case, and must be reasonable in the circumstances, taking into account any relief available from other sources.


The Trustees shall not apply any part of the funds directly in relief of rates, taxes or other public funds but may apply income in supplementing relief or assistance provided out of public funds.

The Trustees shall not commit themselves to repeat or renew the relief granted on any occasion in any case.