Barnes Charitable Trust

The Barnes Charitable Trust was set up in 1991 under the terms of the will of the late John Barnes, who for many years was the owner of Earnseat School.

The Barnes Charitable Trust

The prime responsibility of the Trust is the maintenance of Ashmeadow Woodlands. When the Trust has surplus funds it will use these to make small grants within the village. Preference will be given to projects which benefit the environment/education/recreation. For full details see the guidance notes below, contact the Grants Secretary on 01524 762193 or email

Applications for the 2018 round of grants will now be accepted. They must be submitted by February 28th 2018 

One of the grants given in 2017 was to the Arnside Sailing Club.

They wrote to thank us and send us a photo of the boat we part funded

In all they got just under £ 30,000 of grant funding, which has allowed them to buy 5 new boats with a further 4 on order. Over their lifetime the boats should enable them to introduce a large number of local children and teenagers to sailing.

A photo is given below

Grant forms are given below 

The Barnes Charitable Trust Registered Charity 1002338
Trustees: Andy Pringle (Chairman), Ann Kitchen (Treasurer),
David Barton (Vice-Chair), Helen Caldwell, Mary Hamilton,
Julia Holroyd, Basil Herwald, Pete McSweeney, Jennifer Rae, Chris Youdale
Honorary Secretary: Ken Kitchen

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The boat on the sands waiting for the tide and its transom showing the funders.