Belling Charitable Settlement
The Belling Trust is a small Charitable Trust established in 1964 by Charles Belling shortly before his death. The aims of the Trust are the relief of poverty experienced by men and women who have been employed principally in the electrical engineering industry, interpreted in the widest sense, and for the provision of facilities for the encouragement of education, technical and vocational training.
Charles Belling was educated with a scholarship for orphans at the Crossley School in Halifax. During his business life Charles Belling went on to fund other joint electrical related business ventures, MK Electric, Belling & Lee and several other smaller companies, as well as helping other promising young entrepreneurs to achieve their dreams.
He joined The Institute of Electrical Engineers as the result of a letter sent to his business saying they were forming the institute. Through his charity he stated that one of its aims should be, to help future engineers tread the path he trod and it is with this thought in mind that the current Belling Charitable Trustees are delighted to be working in partnership with the IET to award three undergraduate IET Charles Belling Diamond Jubilee Scholarships each worth a total of £3000 per year of study.