Any amount however small can be the settled sum. It can be as low as $1.00, commonly it is $10.00 or $100.00. It is a good idea to make the settled sum sufficiently large so as not to be completely absorbed by Bank Fees. What a Trustee must be ever vigilant for is to ensure that the settled sum is properly receipted into the funds of the Trust and accounted for throughout the life of the Trust. This is because if the settled sum is never paid to the Trustee as the seed capital of the Trust then the Trust never comes into existence.