King Edward VI Almshouses, Saffron Walden
For more than 600 years there has been an Almshouse in Saffron Walden. Today, the King Edward VI Almshouses Charity manages a total of 47 homes in the centre of the town and provides accommodation to applicants on a low income, with limited savings who can demonstrate strong links with the former borough of Saffron Walden. Unlike the majority of the 1700 independent Almshouse charities across the country, who prioritise their accommodation for the over 50s, in Saffron Walden applicants of all ages and at different stages of life are welcomed into the community.
Gifted has been engaged to test the feasibility of raising £3 million to create 15 modern, new homes on the existing site for people in financial hardship. Project Jackdaw, as the scheme has become known, is also part of the Charity’s broader vision to shore up its activities for the long-term. ‘The Feasibility Study provides a great opportunity not only to establish what support there is for the new development,’ says Amy Stevens, ‘but, also, for us to explore the possibility of establishing a separate £2 million endowment fund
that will build greater resilience and sustainability into the Charity’s future financial management.’
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