Nailsea Community Trust
was originally the creation of two prominent local citizens, Mr.
Norman Baker and the late Mrs. Joyce Thatcher. Mrs.
Thatcher made provision in her will for a gift for the
benefit of Nailsea, and Mr. Baker used that bequest to
establish the Trust in 1988, which is now registered as
a limited company and charity. Over the years many
residents with a strong community spirit have been
Since 1988 several bequests,
donations and in recent years an annual allocation from
Nailsea Town Council have allowed the Trust to make
grants for reasons of need, personal development,
education and benefit to the community.
£100,000 has been
given in grants so far.
The Trust membership consists of twelve
Director/Trustees. The roles of chairperson, secretary
and treasurer are filled by these members. The Trust
meets quarterly, with its AGM in July. There are
sub-committees which meet on an as-needed basis.
Officers and Trustees of the charity do not receive
payments for their time
and work on behalf of the
Grants have been awarded to support:
Local people in situations of hardship and distress, who
have been in serious need of funds for essential
repairs, household goods, or for items that would
greatly improve their safety, health or quality of life.