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Gibbon and Buckland Charity

The Trust document
The Trust document

This is an Educational Trust deriving its income from ownership of School House, which was left to the village in 1609 as a school by Edmund Gibbon. The Buckland Charity, also educational and the Ginder Charity were joined to it in the late 20th century. The hand written record of Gibbons and Ginders charitable donations made during 1677 and 1712 is shown here.

The Trust makes annual grants to village residents to help with further education, or in getting started in working life, and money is also made available to the Primary School.

Grants to students and school-leavers

Grants from the Gibbon and Buckland Charity are available to young persons between the ages of 16 and 25 (as at 1st October in the year prior to application) who are resident in, and have been resident in, the Parish of Benenden for not less than three years, to support them in further education or in getting started in working life. Trustees will also give consideration to applications for grants for GAP year projects of educational worth.

Application forms are available from Benenden's, the Village Shop, or from the Clerk to the Charity, David Harmsworth, at gibbonandbuckland@gmail.com or 01580 240683. Applications for new academic year are due by 30 September.

400+ years and still going strong

Primary School building
The School House at the south end of Benenden Green
The Gibbon building
The Gibbon Building

The School House is still used for the youngest children in the school - see more details of the building

The Gibbon building, which was opened as a free school in 1609, is thought to be the oldest village school building still in use in Kent.

Events

Benenden Tennis Tournament

Wed 17th Jul

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Benenden Tennis Tournament

Thu 18th Jul

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Benenden Tennis Tournament

Fri 19th Jul

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Benenden Tennis Tournament

Sat 20th Jul

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Open-air Jazz and Blues

Sat 20th Jul, 2pm

The perfect way to celebrate summer
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Cornhole tossing

Sat 20th Jul, 8:15pm

Come and try your luck
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Benenden Tennis Tournament

Sun 21st Jul

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Service

Sun 21st Jul, 4:30pm

A service at Harmworth Court
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Merry and Bright Club Summer Party

Tue 23rd Jul, 3pm

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Refuse Lorry for Domestic Waste

Sat 27th Jul, 8am

For non-compostable things
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Refuse Lorry for Domestic Waste

Sat 27th Jul, 9:20am

For non-compostable things
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