Case studies

Our case studies show how legacies and fundraising are helping almshouse charities refurbish, repair and build more almshouses. They also highlight the many benefits of almshouses from differing perspectives – from trustees to clerks to residents and their local communities.


A new roof for the Farmer and Lemmion-Cannon Charity

Case Study: Farmer’s Row Almshouses – Roof Project Part of the service The Almshouse Association offers it’s member charities is...
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Case Study: William Holmes Almshouses

Trustees tackle the damp impacting the lives of residents William Holmes Almshouses were provided with a £50,000 loan from The...
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Case Study: The Frances Geering Almshouses

Drainage works, replacement windows and replastering In the early part of 2024, The Frances Geering Almshouses Charity was awarded a...
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Association loan case study: St Mary’s House almshouses

St Mary’s Church Homes – replacement of front windows Part of the service The Almshouse Association offers it's member charities...
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Association grant helps John Sayer Almshouses

John Sayer Almshouses Grant Case Study John Sayer Almshouses is a small charity, consisting of four units in a grade...
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Association loan helps Thomas Amphlett almshouse renovations

Case Study: The Charity of Thomas Amphlett, The Farthinghoe Almshouses The Charity of Thomas Amphlett was provided with a loan...
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Energy efficient and environmentally friendly improvements

Case Study: Kettlestone Charities, Little Snoring, Fakenham This Charity received an Almshouse Association loan of £25,000 towards the cost of...
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Bringing a 17th Century almshouse into the 21st Century

A mission to bring a 17th Century 'Hospital' in Ufford, Suffolk, into the 21st Century - Refurbishment of the Ufford...
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Chimneys restored to former glory

Almshouse Association loan Case Study: Hugh Boscawen Charity chimney renovationsBy Colin Brown, Clerk The Almshouses, or the “gallery” as it...
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Moor Field: solar POWER project

Many thanks to the trustees of Sponne and Bickerstaffe Charity for sending in a case study on the completion of...
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Southwark’s Appleby Blue Almshouses

A newly developed social housing project which reimagines the almshouse concept for modern, inner-city living as published by Housing LIN...
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Tibberton’s 20 year project completes – for now!

The Almshouse Association has been following the refurbishment journey of Tibberton Almshouses for the last two decades. We supported them...
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