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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 1602 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 under 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 at gibbonandbuckland@gmail.com. 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 was until 2019 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

Summer Tea

Sun 14th Jul, 2pm

Enjoy a cup of tea/coffee and some cake
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Parish Council Meeting

Mon 15th Jul, 7pm

Come and see what's happening
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Mobile Library in Benenden village

Tue 16th Jul, 10am

Pick up the fortnight's reading
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Mobile Library at the hospital

Tue 16th Jul, 10:40am

Pick up the fortnight's reading
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Iden Green and Benenden WI

Tue 16th Jul, 2pm

Flower arranging with Rachel Freeman
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Benenden Bowls Club

Thu 18th Jul, 6:30pm

Practice night
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Cornhole tossing at St George's Club

Sat 20th Jul, 8:15pm

Come and try your luck
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Open Gardens in aid of Hospice in the Weald

Sun 21st Jul, 12:30pm

Tickets can be bought on the day
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Summer Tea

Sun 21st Jul, 2pm

Enjoy a cup of tea/coffee and some cake
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Merry and Bright Club

Tue 23rd Jul, 2pm

Croquet afternoon at The Coachhouse
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Benenden Bowls Club

Thu 25th Jul, 6:30pm

Practice night
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See full list of events