The charity was created by a deed dated 16 March 1967 as a Trust exclusively for charitable purposes and was registered with the Charity Commission on 5 September 1967, Charity Registration Number 253351. The settlor and founder was the late Samuel Sebba. In recognition of the equal role that his wife Bella Sebba played in articulating philanthropic values, in April 2015, the Trust’s name was changed from the Samuel Sebba Charitable Trust to the Sam and Bella Sebba Charitable Trust.