Charity Work

Bradford Estates has always taken a keen interest in playing a full role in its local communities. For example, in 1882, Reedswood Park in Walsall was one of the earliest land reclamation schemes, and also one of the earliest public parks, given to the town by the 3rd Earl of Bradford.

Walsall and Bolton have both had gifts of schools, churches and hospitals funded by the family. And at Walsall, the family were generous supporters of the Science and Art Institute for which they gave the land. 

In Weston itself, and also at Preston-upon-the-Weald-Moors, the family provided and supported alms houses, with Weston also having a school, cricket and recreational facilities.

The current Earl of Bradford feels it is very important to give back to the community and continues the family tradition of charitable work. 

This Trust was set up by Richard, the 7th Earl of Bradford, upon the death of his father in 1981 with the aim of supporting local charities, which it does via offering 'matched funding', and... more

The Trust was established following the sale of park land with the aim of benefiting the Parish of Castle Bromwich. Today it supports both... more

The Walled Garden Project is a registered charity that uses part of the Lizard Wood on the Bradford Estate. Set up in 2004, we offer alternative education to adults and young people with learning difficulties. more

Established in 1963, this charity provides a stipend to the organist at the parish church of St Andrew in Weston-under-Lizard.  more

Grants are given to young people under the age of 21 years in relation to education and training. more

The Preston Trust Homes were founded with bequests from Lady Herbert in 1716... more

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