Applications open for further almshouse homes

Thursday December 29, 2022

We have several more almshouse homes becoming available in February / March / April.

Applications are invited from individuals, couples and families who are:

resident in Great Shelford or the surrounding area, or who otherwise have a strong connection to Great Shelford . . .
and are on low incomes  . . .
and in housing need . . .
and are capable of independent living.

Almshouse residents do not pay rent as such – but pay a monthly maintenance contribution which is set at 50% of the rental rate for similar private property in the village.

Starting 4 January 2023, application forms will be available from our partner, John Huntingdon’s Charity (JHC):

John Huntingdon’s Charity
189 High St
CB22 3HJ

[email protected]

01223 492492

JHC can provide assistance with completing the application form.

The application form is also available to download here: Almshouse application

Applicants should also read our Residents’ Handbook.

Applications should be submitted to JHC by 27 January 2023. They will be processed confidentially by JHC – and anonymised – before being forwarded to Parochial Charities trustees for assessment. Shortlisted applicants will be invited to attend an informal interview.

Typically, a successful applicant will be eligible for a property with one bedroom per:

adult couple
other adult aged 16 or older
two children under 16 and of the same sex
two children under 10
other child

GSVC Trustee Ltd – a company limited by guarantee incorporated in England and Wales, company number 14653486, whose registered office is at 18 High Street, Great Shelford, Cambridge CB22 5EH – is the sole corporate trustee of The Great Shelford Village Charity.   Privacy Policy