About us

We help transform the day to day lives of children in need within Gloucestershire by giving grants towards projects that support their quality of life and education.

The Sedbury Trust was set up in 1988 with the aim of providing support, education and training to children and young people living within Gloucestershire, who are or have been in the care of the County Council, or who are in need according to section 17(10) of the Children Act 1989.

We do this by awarding grants to people, parents and organisations who also want to improve the lives of the children in their care, so that they can do so. For example, we’ve enabled parents of disabled children to make changes to their homes to enhance the whole family’s quality of life. We’ve funded the installation of vital sensory equipment in children’s hospitals to better care for their young patients. We’ve helped pay for vital training in schools to ensure that pupils in need get the educational support they deserve, both now and in the future.

Find out more about how we can help you with the needs of disabled or vulnerable children in your care in Gloucestershire.

Our beginnings

In 1973 The Sedbury Park School in Chepstow ceased to be an approved school and became a children’s home. The home was closed in 1987, and in 1988 the property was sold and The Sedbury Trust registered charity was formed to oversee the use of the funds from this sale. Find out more about the history of the property.

Today, the Trust works closely with Gloucestershire County Council, formally consulting with them annually and working with them throughout the year, to make sure that our help reaches those who need it.

Who we are

Our trustees bring a range of life, work and charity experience to the running of The Sedbury Trust, allowing us to achieve our mission in the most effective way possible.


  • Chair: Paul McLain
  • Sally Walker
  • Robert Bromberg
  • Kate Barnard-Wills

For all enquiries, please use our contact form or contact us at sedburytrust.org@gmail.com.