The charity’s funds were obtained from the proceeds of the sale of part of Wallingford School’s upper site.
The trustees regularly consider opportunities to invest the capital in property to benefit Wallingford School.
Income arising from the charity’s investments is, as a first priority, applied to providing items, services and facilities for Wallingford School. As a second priority, the charity aims to promote education (including instruction in the doctrines of the Church of England and social and physical training) for young persons aged 11-25 residing in Wallingford.
Trustees work closely with Wallingford School and also assess requests for funding in connection with young people residing in Wallingford.
The Walter Bigg Foundation is now managed operationally by the Merchant Taylors’ Company Charities Management.