Supporting the people of Huntingdon

If you are an organisation serving Huntingdon, or are a resident living within the town’s boundaries, then we may be able to offer you financial support with recreation and leisure equipment and activities, educational expenses, and household and health expenses.

Alongside our regular grants, we are actively supporting applications for early years and families and mental health and wellbeing.

Every year, we provide help when it is most needed.

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Huntingdon Town

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Sapley

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Hartford

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Oxmoor

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Stukeley Meadows

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Hinchingbrooke Park

Who can apply

Individuals, groups, schools and organisations who live, are based within, or serve, the area covered by Huntingdon Town Council. This includes Huntingdon Town, Oxmoor, Hartford, Sapley, Stukeley Meadows, and Hinchingbrooke Park.

Thank you, thank you, thank you for helping me get a mobility scooter.”

This grant will enable us to complete the work we started and will make a huge difference to the environment for our children.”

Thank you for the grant to purchase a rise and reclining chair on permanent loan and a fridge freezer.”

Who we help

We receive requests for help from individuals, groups, schools and organisations for a wide variety of needs.

If you need financial support, please talk to us to see if we can help you. We will be sensitive to your situation and can support you with completing the application process.

Individuals

Individuals means children, families, pensioners, disabled people, people on a low income or who are struggling. Applicants may be in work or in receipt of benefits. Grants are given for many reasons including to pay for essential household items, medical and mobility equipment and adaptations. We do not consider grants to cover rent, council tax, debts, fines or funerals.

Students

Grants of up to £1,000 to contribute towards your accommodation costs in any one year, while at university or college.

Schools

All Huntingdon Primary schools receive a grant according to the number of Huntingdon pupils on their roll. Help is also available to purchase school equipment and for educational activities. Secondary Schools can also apply for a grant.

Please note that we are unable to provide grants for items that should be covered by statutory funding.

Local groups and organisations

We help local groups who are involved in sports, hobbies and the arts with the purchase of equipment, project costs, training and competitions. Help is also available for trips, organised outings and recreational activities.

Our story

The current Huntingdon Freemen’s Trust was formed in 1993 when the funds and assets of former Freemen’s Charities were transferred to us by the High Court. We manage these funds and assets for the benefit of the residents of Huntingdon.

We’re here for you

We hold monthly meetings where our trustees assess every application made to us. Everything is dealt with in the strictest confidence and in accordance with the Data Protection/GDPR 2018. One of our team will always be happy to talk to you and help fill in our application form.

Our heritage goes back nearly 1,000 years

Thank you for paying for some household items. It has helped my family settle in a bit more, is very kind and we are very grateful.”

My thanks for the financial assistance given to me towards accommodation costs whilst studying a masters at the University of Lincoln. I was recently awarded a distinction.”

I am truly grateful to you and your team for everything you have done to support me. You have helped make things less stressful.”

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