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Great Shelford Parochial Charities

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Established in 1890 and registered with The Charities Commission, 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.”

We have a stock of 32 homes available for rent at More’s Meadow in the village. Purpose built to our design, this development of one, two and three bedroomed properties was opened in 1996 by Betty Boothroyd, Speaker of the House of Commons from 1992 to 2000.

We also own some 10 acres of open land on the edge of village, adjacent to More’s Meadow. One third of this is given over to allotments which are rented out to local people. The remainder comprises two fields, mostly of scrubland with footpaths and benches for public use.

We plan to develop further affordable housing on some of this land, while retaining and improving ample green spaces for allotments, recreation and conservation.

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

The Charity welcomes donations from local people and organisations.

We have been in existence for 130 years and we want to ensure our work continues on into the future. To do this we must continue to build on a solid financial base. We could always do more but, as with every other charity, our resources are limited.

If you would like to help us with our work then please make a donation via BT MyDonate

Charity No: 231486

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