Great Shelford Village Charity

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Great Shelford Village Charity supports affordable almshouses, allotments, green space and good causes in the village. It also supports small grants for local people who need financial assistance with essential items and services.

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Great Shelford Village Charity is an almshouse charity providing affordable accommodation – for individuals, couples and families – in housing need. The Charity owns 53 homes – one, two and three bedroom almshouses – at More’s Meadow, just north of the village centre. Residents must have a strong connection to Great Shelford or the surrounding area – and be capable of independent living. The almshouses are not intended to be homes for life; residential agreements are reviewed every three years and we expect residents to move on as their circumstances change. The Charity does not hold a waiting list. When a property becomes available it is advertised within the village. Applicants may then request an application form.


Applications for small grants to support local organisations, good causes and people in need within the village are supported by the Charity. If a grant is awarded it can only be used for expenditure or purchases after the grant is approved. The Charity does not support retrospective funding and grants rarely exceed a few hundred pounds. There is an application form for individuals, families and households (for things like household equipment and furniture; school trips and uniforms; to pay for essential services) and a separate application form for local good causes, projects and organisations. You can find both forms on this link.

The Charity also supports allotments and green space – find out more on this link.




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