About

The HDH Wills 1965 Charitable Trust was originally created by the late Sir David Wills MBE.

The Trust is an independent grant-making charity that supports general, environmental and wildlife charities.

The objects of the Charity are “to promote such charitable purposes, charitable institutions or charitable foundations anywhere in the world as the Trustees in their absolute discretion think fit”.

The grants we make are made possible by the assets put into the Trusts by its founder Sir David Wills (1917 – 1999) and his son Martin Wills (1953 – 1992). The assets include farming and property interests and a portfolio of listed investments.

The farming operations are carried out on estates at Ditchley in Oxfordshire and Ousden in Suffolk. On both estates the highest standards of environmental and wildlife stewardship and conservation are sought.

THE TRUSTEES

John Carson
Catherine Wills
Liell Francklin
Martin Fiennes
Tom Nelson
Richard Tulloch

Company Secretary and Administrator of the Trust is Sue Trafford.

The HDH Wills 1965 Charitable Trust
Registered Charity Number 1117747.
A Company Limited by Guarantee.
Registered in England Number 06025028.

Registered Office
Henley Knapp Barn, Fulwell, Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire OX7 4EN.

 

The Trust administers
The Martin Wills Fund
Registered Charity Number 1117747/1.

A Subsidiary Charity of The HDH Wills 1965 Charitable Trust
that provides funds for larger grants.

The Trust administers
The Martin Wills Wildlife Maintenance Fund
Registered Charity Number 1139483. 
A Company Limited by Guarantee.
Registered in England Number 07417972.

Registered Office
Henley Knapp Barn, Fulwell, Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire OX7 4EN.

The Fund provides for the monthly conservation of wildlife and the environment grants.

Trustees
John Carson, Catherine Wills and Rupert Ponsonby.

Company Secretary & Administrator
Sue Trafford. 

CONTACT

T: +44 (0) 1608 678051
E: HDHWILLS@BTCONNECT.COM

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The HDH Wills 1965 Charitable Trust

Registered charity no. 1117747
Company limited by guarantee registered in England No. 06025028

Registered office

Henley Knapp Barn, Fulwell, Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire OX7 4EN

The Martin Wills Fund

Provides funds for the larger grants
Registered charity no. 1117747/1

Subsidiary charity of The HDH Wills 1965 Charitable Trust

The Martin Wills Wildlife Maintenance Fund

Provides funds for the monthly
conservation of wildlife and the environment grants

Registered charity no. 1139483
Company limited by guarantee registered in England 
No. 07417972