In 1913, just ten years after Letchworth Garden City was founded, Ebenezer Howard and nine others established the Trust encouraging public-spirited citizens to donate or bequeath money for the benefit of the community.
At first income was modest but in the 1960's several citizens, in particular, Dr Norman Macfadyen, bequeathed a considerable sum of money to the Trust.
Advised by the then secretary, Mr Horace Plinston, the trustees made a number of wise investments. The annual income from those investments, together with (currently) an annual donation of £15,000 from the Heritage Foundation, enables today's trustees each year to make grants and awards which total around £60,000.
|We still receive donations and legacies from public-spirited individuals.
If you would like to remember the work of The Letchworth Civic Trust in your will, then you should contact your solicitor for advice, or alternativelyBBW-Solicitors with whom the Letchworth Civic Trust has had a long association. They will be pleased to assist you.