About Great Shelford Parochial Charities
The Parochial Charities owns and maintains 53 homes - one, two and three bedroom houses - at More’s Meadow where we provide high quality, almshouse accommodation for Great Shelford people on low incomes. The charity is a member of the Almshouse Association.
We also own the land, some 7 acres, adjacent to the almshouses. Publicly accessible, we manage the land for recreation and conservation, with allotments, footpaths, benches and views towards Cambridge and the chalkland of the Gog Magog Hills. We have recently established a community garden and orchard, and laid a wheelchair accessible path alongside raised planting beds.
Future plans include establishing a winter bird feed plot, providing seed- and insect-rich fauna as well as nesting habitats.
We also provide grants in support of local organisations, good causes and people in need within the village.
Great Shelford Parochial Charities Registered charity number 231486