Thomas Bullock Trust

The Thomas Bullock Trust oversees the distributions of funds resulting from a bequest by Thomas Bullock in 1735 for teaching the poor of the parish of Shipdham.  Nowadays, as well as supporting Thomas Bullock C of E Primary Academy (for items not normally provided by the Diocese of Norwich Education Academy Trust) it also gives grants to young people under the age of 25, living in the parish, to further their wider education, including apprenticeships, and their social and physical development.

The Trustees

Three ex officio Trustees from All Saints Church
Rev’d Canon Paul Cubitt
John Larwood (Churchwarden)
Lynda Turner (Churchwarden)

Two Parish Council representatives (serving 4 years)
Dale Wordley – July 2025
One vacancy for Parish Council representative.

Two co-opted Trustees (serving 5 years)
Barbara Scott – May 2024
Jo Dewing – May 2027

The Trust welcomed Mr Dale Wordley, filling the vacancy as one of two Parish Council representatives at the Trust’s AGM held on 13th July 2021 and welcomed Jo Dewing as  a co-opted Trustee at meeting held on 24th May 2022.

How does an individual make a claim for funding?

Application deadlines: all applications for university and further education grants are 31st August – other dated are 31st December and 30th April each year. Grants cannot be made retrospectively.

Please note there is a new format of the application form for grants, to allow for on-line banking and to include a statement re GDPR – the link is TBTappform2022 however if you have already completed an old style form and sent it in that is fine.  All applications should be sent to Clerk at

For further details please contact Clerk at