About Us

The Earl of Southampton Trust works in the Ancient Parish of Titchfield, which encompasses Titchfield, Stubbington, Warsash, Locks Heath, Park Gate, Lee-on-the-Solent and Whiteley.

The Earl of Southampton Trust seeks to ensure that it makes a real difference to its beneficiaries and makes a positive impact on people’s lives. 

The Charity’s current activities fall into three broad areas:

  • Housing
  • Provision of Grants
  • Support for the Elderly

Our History

The Earl of Southampton Trust is an amalgamation of five charities, the oldest of which, called ‘Godfrey’s charity’, dates from 1597 and the largest of which was called ‘The Earl of Southampton Trust’.

From 1969 until 1989, the trust was called The Titchfield Welfare Trust. The name was changed to The Earl of Southampton Trust in order to avoid confusion with The Titchfield Village Trust, a local environmental pressure group.