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We’re here to help you

At Lionel Abel-Smith Trust we are keen to help individuals, families and organisations across the Parish of Wendover and the Moor Park estate. We understand the pressures of everyday life and want to ensure that those in need in our community have somewhere they can turn to for help.

Typically help ranges from assisting individuals with specific one-off needs, to projects involving clubs and organisations and even larger requirements spread over several years.

Since 1977 the Trust has awarded almost £2 million in grants to individuals, clubs and organisations in our community. These have included many individual awards helping countless people and their families with grants towards educational needs, medical necessities and pursuit of talent, as well as large donations towards the refurbishment of the Memorial Hall, the construction of a retractable roof and changing rooms at the Community Swimming Pool and the refurbishments of St Mary’s Church and St Anne’s Hall.

Applications considered by the Trust can include, but are not limited to, the examples given below.

Wendover Memorial Hall

Wendover swimming pool

St Mary's Church

Examples of funding support...

...for individuals

  • Essential needs in complicated circumstances
  • Equipment for needs of disabled
  • Training, apprenticeship and college courses – some assistance with associated costs
  • Help for people pursuing their talent, especially youth
  • Mobility and other aids for the elderly and disadvantaged
  • Specific equipment purchase

...for projects run by clubs and organisations

  • Improved teaching facilities in schools
  • Building repairs and improvements – e.g. Village Hall
  • Sports improvements – e.g. cricket, swimming, tennis
  • Special Interest – e.g. music, horticulture, etc.
  • Environmental sustainability
  • Specific equipment purchase

Some of the clubs and organisations we’ve helped


  • Age Concern
  • Calibre Audio
  • Chiltern MS Centre
  • Iain Rennie Hospice
  • Royal British Legion
  • Wendover Dementia Support

Schools and youth groups

  • Brownies, Scouts and Girl Guides
  • John Colet School
  • John Hampden School
  • Little Acorns and Wendover Pre-schools
  • Wendover House School
  • Wendover Junior School
  • Wendover Youth Centre


  • Allotment Society
  • Bridge Club
  • Camera Club
  • Wendover Choral Society
  • Wendover Library
  • Wendover Music
  • Wendover Singers

Sports clubs

  • Wendover Bowls Club
  • Wendover Cricket Club
  • Wendover Football Club
  • Wendover Swimming Pool
  • Wendover Tennis Club

Voluntary groups

  • Friends of Wendover Woods
  • Rotary International
  • Wendover Action Group
  • Wendover Memorial Hall
  • Wendover Parish Council

Church and religious groups

  • Churches Together in Wendover
  • St Mary’s Bellringers
  • St Mary’s Church Wendover
  • Wendover Christian Centre
  • Wendover Free Church Lunch Club


  • The Beeches (sheltered living)
  • Chamber of Trade
  • Rock Solid Group

Could we help you?

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