Buckingham General Charities was formed in 1983 as an amalgamation of 17 individual charities within the 1896 Parish of Buckingham. This historical parish includes the present day parishes of Buckingham, Bourton and Gawcott with Lenborough.
Buckingham General Charities incorporated in 2016 to become Buckingham Almshouses and Welfare Charity; the new name reflecting its purpose.
Buckingham Almshouses and Welfare Charity owns and maintains almshouses in Buckingham, allotments in Gawcott and some additional recreational and agricultural land. The Charity may also provide grant relief in cases of need.
A resident of the Buckingham, Bourton and Gawcott parishes may become a beneficiary of the Charity and occupy an almshouse, subject to meeting the Charity’s criteria. The allotments are available to rent by residents of the Gawcott with Lenborough parish.
The Charity is operated and administered by 12 Trustees and its Secretary.
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