Hornsey Parochial Charities

Registered charities numbers 229410 and 312810
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Hornsey Parochial Charities

William Priestly made the first bequest to what are now Hornsey Parochial Charities in 1620 for “the maintenance of eight poor men of the Parish of Hornsey”.  In those days the Parish extended over Hornsey, Highgate, Muswell Hill and part of East Finchley.  This explains why today six Trustees of the Charity are nominated by Haringey Council and two by Hackney Council.  Four Trustees are co-opted and the remaining ex-offico Trustee is the Rector of the Parish of Hornsey.  In subsequent years further gifts were made for provision of money, bread, clothing, fuel and education to the poor of the Parish of Hornsey and their children.   In 1890 all the earlier Charities were amalgamated to form The Hornsey Parochial Charities. The Charities are now registered with the Charity Commission (registered numbers 229410 and 312810), and consist of two funds, one for those in need and one for education.


Types of grants Hornsey Parochial Charities makes

The Charities are devoted primarily to supporting those in need and also assisting with education expenses for those young people under the age of 25 years.

The Charities make a number of grants each year in three different areas:

Personal grants
Grants of money to people in need to help with clothing, bedding or other essential items.
Grants to assist people in need with the cost of heating and lighting.
Educational grants
Grants to young people under the age of 25 years to assist with education expenses or to prepare for a career or profession or further education.
Local organisation grants
Contributions to charitable organisations with special needs who provide homes for the elderly, infirm or homeless or which provide recreational facilities for the elderly, infirm or needy.
Grants to schools, community and youth organisations.
Who can we help?
For detailed information about who we can help, please see this page.

How to apply
If you qualify for help and wish to apply for a grant, please go to the How To Apply page.