The Balsdon Trust was established in 2006 after the death of Mr William (Billy) Balsdon, to benefit the local community. The Trust’s ‘area of benefit’ is 10 miles from the church spires of Holsworthy, Halwill and Langtree.

The Balsdon Trust gives grants of varying amounts to local groups, clubs, societies as well as individuals, aiming to benefit as many people as possible with each grant awarded.

Applications are divided into 5 groups:


Sporting & Cultural

Community Facilities

Places of Worship

Voluntary Services

Meetings are on hold untill it safe for us to meet again. Many Thanks.

Our Services

So far we have helped...

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Total applications: 42

Total grants awarded: 1

Total awarded: £840


Sport & cultural

Total applications: 66

Total grants awarded: 47

Total awarded: £42835


Community Facilities

Total applications: 116

Total grants awarded: 80

Total awarded: £167788


Places of Worship

Total applications: 71

Total grants awarded: 34

Total awarded: £45126


Voluntary Services

Total applications: 133

Total grants awarded: 79

Total awarded: £55053

Area of Benefit

How to apply

Applications should be made using an application form by email or downloading the form below. Applicants need to provide the following information when applying for a grant:

Who the money is for - What the money is for - The total cost of the project - How much has been raised so far. Please give as much detail about the project/items you wish to purchase.

Please send written applicatons to Lia Freeburn, 11 Bray Road, Holsworthy, Devon, EX22 6FJ
or email

Download the application form here or

Please note: due to the Covid19 pandemic, our meetings are currently on hold. We will meet again when it is safe to do so. Any Questions please email the Clerk, but responses may not be as quick as usual. Many Thanks.