Great Shelford Parochial Charities

  • Tupe of Community-Led Housing: Almshouses
  • County: Cambridgeshire
  • Local Authority: South Cambridgeshire
  • Number of Homes: 32 with a further 21 under constrution
  • Year of Completion: To be confirmed

Established in 1890 and registered with The Charities Commission and the Almshouse Association, The Parochial Charities exist to provide accommodation for “persons resident in the area of the Parish of Great Shelford . . . at low rents according to their means.”

The charity owns 32 homes – almshouses – on More’s Meadow in the village. Purpose built to the charities’ design, this development of one, two and three bedroom properties was opened in 1996.

The Charities are currently in the process of building a further 21 homes on their land, bringing the total number of high quality, affordable almshouse units managed by the charity to 53.

The Charities also own the 6 acres of land adjacent to the almshouses. This comprises allotments, woodland, grassland, a community garden and orchard – with footpaths and benches for public use.

The Charities also provide grants and make donations in support of local organisations and good causes.

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