Charitable Activities

  • The Charity owns and maintains the 15 bungalows on Fentham Green, the Fentham Hall and the George Fentham Meeting Room.
  • Approximately forty pensioners receive grants every four weeks.
  • The Trust employs an Elderly Support Worker, Eve Hickman, who visits the elderly residents of Hampton-in-Arden in their own homes, whether just for a chat, for bereavement support or to provide advice on help and equipment to support independence.  If you would like a visit from Eve for yourself, for a neighbour or for a family member, please call Eve directly on 07749 230924 or email evehickman@georgefenthamtrust.org.uk
  • Money is spent on various projects at the School and bursaries are given to approximately 40 young people to assist them in furthering their education.
    Download Educational Grant Application Form 2020
  • For older residents arrangements have been made for a “Life Line” which is connected to a land line telephone with a panic button for use in an emergency. Help can also be provided with the provision of an electric mobile chair or wheeled walking frames.
  • Every two weeks older residents are collected and returned from their homes for a luncheon at the Fentham Hall; on alternate weeks, a coffee morning is held.
  • The Trust owns and maintains the Arboretum, wildflower meadow, natural pond and woodland areas beyond Shadow Brook as well as other land around the village to provide outdoor recreation space and to help protect against development on the green belt.
  • The Trust has negotiated with the Lady Katherine Leveson Foundation at Temple Balsall provision for respite care in their home.
  • The Trustees also give financial support to many of the village clubs and organisations.

The Trustees are constantly looking for ways of helping anyone in need who lives within the area of benefit and welcome any applications for grants.

A long term aim is to provide affordable housing in the village and the Trustees are working with the Charity Commission and Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council on this project.