Wreningham Fuel Trust

Wreningham Fuel Allotment Charity, known as “Wreningham Fuel Trust”, Charity 216331 – Charity Commission details

This charity is registered with the Charity Commission and can be found on their web site. The Trust’s Governing Document is here.

The Trust currently owns one piece of land, known as the “Town Land” of about 9.7 acres at the north of the village and let out on an Agricultural Tenancy Agreement.  All other assets have been cashed in and are invested with the Charity Commission in a Capital Growth plus Interest account.  The Trust is managed by 2 Trustees appointed by the Parish Council each for a term of 4 years, and 2 Trustees appointed by the other Trustees each for a term of 5 years.  The terms of the Trust Deed state that “the Trustees shall apply the income of the Charity to providing fuel for poor persons resident in the Parish of Wreningham”.

Anybody living in the village, suffering hardship and needing help with paying for heating their home are entitled to apply for assistance.  In the event of the applications not exceeding the income in any one year, it is customary for the Trustees to make a payment to some of the elder members of the parish.

To apply for help, or to recommend a neighbour for assistance, contact the clerk – Christine Minns on 01508 488123, who will pass the request to the Trustees for consideration.