The Harpenden Trust

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Registered address
The Trust Centre,90 Southdown Road
Harpenden,
AL5 1PS

Phone
01582 460 457

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Charity number
1118870

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The Harpenden Trust’s Care Fund offers support for individuals and families and young people in need within Harpenden. It largely relies on funds raised by the Harpenden Trust’s Christmas Appeal. Much of its work is anonymous and unsung.

For Families & Individuals: A Home Visitor will call and make an assessment and can then arrange for confidential help; Funding for those who have difficulty paying their electricity, gas and water bills; Vouchers for food and school uniforms; and, the Supply of new and recycled furniture and white goods.

For Seniors: There are three coach trips each year, typically to the coast, the countryside and a garden centre; Christmas food parcels are distributed to those who are housebound or are on their own at Christmas; There are two coffee mornings each week where free coffee and biscuits are provided and seniors can chat with volunteers and friends; and, a Befriending scheme brings people who are living on their own into contact with a regular visitor.

For Young People: Families can be provided with confidential help to meet the cost of school uniforms or essential school trips. This can be via a Home Visitor for uniforms or, for school trips, directly with the school.

In addition, the Trust has two attractive and well-maintained halls are available for hire at competitive rates.

Finally, the Harpenden Trust's Community Fund, which is separate from the Care Fund, provides financial support for community projects in the Harpenden area with grants for specific projects designed to develop, improve or enhance their work or for facilities for their members.

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