Supporting Your Sidmouth

The Sidmouth Trust aims to contribute to the positive evolution of Sidmouth and its surroundings, ensuring its future as a wonderful place to work, live and visit.

Sidmouth’s natural beauty, its many historical buildings, the seafront and the surrounding countryside undoubtedly need to be maintained and supported. The aim of The Sidmouth Trust, however, is not just to preserve the past but to look to the future.

Our purpose is to support the development and

delivery of innovative projects which will radically improve Sidmouth and the Sid Valley and benefit all those who live and work in it and visit for generations to come.

Without additional help, our town will struggle to achieve the significant strides required to really make a difference.


Letter from the Trustees

As we start to exit from the Covid lockdown, our beautiful town and valley will, more than ever before, need forward thinking and generous giving.

Sidmouth Trust brochure now available

We are delighted to introduce our new brochure outlining the objectives of the charity to improve and further develop our wonderful town.

Sidmouth Trust launches new Virgin Money Giving page

Virgin Money Giving is a leading not-for-profit online fundraising platform that enables us to raise funds and grow our charity

A 21st Century Vision
For Sidmouth

The Sidmouth Trust has been formed by a group of like-minded people who are committed to making some fantastic ideas for Sidmouth come to life and to help drive projects forward. Groups and individuals are invited to submit ideas and proposals for funding to the Trust.

We welcome, and will consider, projects of all size and type, to do with Leisure, Sport, Tourism, Culture, Town Planning, Transport, Education and Health.

Present, future

Our beautiful Regency town of Sidmouth has a long and successful tradition of human endeavour and philanthropy reflected in many of the things which make Sidmouth great today. The Sidmouth Trust is proud of what has been done for the town historically, and is keen to build on that same spirit of innovation and enterprise to help develop a successful, thriving future for our town.

Your Town
Needs You

Local people and visitors to the region are invited to support the Trust through one off donations or legacy giving/bequests. Alternatively there is the opportunity to provide volunteer support. And don’t forget, if you have a project in mind that you’d like funding for, then please do get in touch. We’ll be happy to consider your proposals and investigate the best way for The Sidmouth Trust to support your project.

Project ideas

The Trust is looking for exciting projects to shape Sidmouth and the surrounding area.

These could include:

  • Enriching the River Sid: to bring the return of fish, otters and other wildlife. Perhaps building a fish ladder at the bottom of the Byes?
  • Transforming the seafront: to allow for that fullest use of the sea and beaches. What about having a jetty?
  • Extending open spaces: to further develop the Byes, the Knowle and other parklands. Potentially extending the area covered by the Byes?
  • Creating cycle routes: to open up cycle access to Sidbury and Feniton. Perhaps a cycle and pedestrian bridge over the A3052 towards Feniton?
  • Supporting our schools: to maximise the educational opportunities of our youngsters. Maybe a new community gym, an enhanced arts facility, a music school or a catering college.
  • Keeping everyone healthy: to ensure those who live, work or visit Sidmouth stay healthy. Could a Health and Wellbeing Centre be built?

Send us your thoughts

The Trust welcomes your ideas for local projects whether big or small. Ideas for projects don’t need to be fully developed, but we need your vision for Sidmouth’s future. These can be sent to us by post or email, or simply by clicking on the Proposal Application Form button below.

Make a donation

There are lots of ways in which you can help The Sidmouth Trust achieve its aims:

Donating by
Log on to

Simply click on the link above and you will be taken to the Sidmouth Trust Donation Page on the Virgin Money Giving website where you will be able to make a simple one off donation or set up monthly donations

Donating by Bank Transfer or Standing Order

It’s easy to donate by BACS transfer or by setting up a standing order.
Sidmouth Trust’s bank details are:
Account Name: The Sidmouth Trust, Account Number 45343060, Sort Code: 30-90-89

Donating by Cheque

Simply write your cheque out to The Sidmouth Trust and send it to:
The Sidmouth Trust c/o WBW Solicitors, 30 High Street, Sidmouth, Devon EX10 8EA


Many people prefer to make bequests in their Wills. If you would like to do this, we suggest that you speak directly to your solicitor to make the neccessary arrangements. The Sidmouth Trust is a Registered Charity so all donations/bequests will be free of Inheritance Tax

Gift Aid

If you are a UK tax payer and make a donation to The Sidmouth Trust, we can claim Gift Aid. Gift Aid is great because it means we get extra money added to your donation from HMRC at absolutely no cost to you. So, for every £1 you donate, the charity receives £1.25 when you add Gift Aid. If you are making a bank transfer, a standing order or a bequest, please complete the Gift Aid form here and return to us at The Sidmouth Trust c/o WBW Solicitors, 30 High Street, Sidmouth, Devon EX10 8EA or email

Contact us

If you’d like more information or would like to find out how to get involved with The Sidmouth Trust, please email