Established 1621


The Charity of William Williams


The Charity of William Williams is a grant awarding Charity originally founded by the will of William Williams of 30th June 1621 and Codicil of 13th October 1623.


Trustees are able to consider applications from individuals and organisations based within the footprints of the three towns of Blandford Forum (post code area DT11 7.. only) Sturminster Newton (post code area DT10 1.. & some locations in DT10 2..) and Shaftsbury (post code area SP7 8.. only).  Applicants should generally have lived in one of the three towns for a minimum of one year before being eligible to apply.


The Charity may award grants to individuals living within the area of benefit (as above) for relief in times of need or educational grants for students attending college/university or apprentices towards the cost of tools or travel to work/college.  Trustees may also consider applications from local organisations which have offices based in the area of benefit and fulfil the aims of the Charity.


All applications are dealt with in the strictest of confidence and are a matter for the applicant and Trustees only.  Trustees apply their discretion in matters of making awards and their decision on such matters is final.


How to Apply