The Barnstaple Municipal Charities (The Poors Charity Section)

The Barnstaple Municipal Charities has two functions:

  • To provide almshouses for those in either financial or emotional need

  • To administer a small grant fund to for the benefit of either:

    • Students/apprentices furthering their education who need assistance in the purchase of text books/tools/instruments

    • Persons in social need, provision of home goods such as bedding, clothing, furniture, appliances etc…

In both circumstances, recipients of grants must live in Barnstaple or within the old borough of Barnstaple, Devon.

Please note: References will need to be provided.

Last updated on 11 March 2018

Who is eligible?

Recipients of grants must live in Barnstaple or within the old borough of Barnstaple, Devon.

References will need to be provided.

How to apply?

Write or email the charity to find out if you are eligible. Applications are considered four times a year.

Other information

The charity also provides alsmhouses to people who live in Barnstable.

Contact details

The Secretary, The Barnstaple Municipal Charities
Chudleigh House, Grange Road
Bideford
Devon
EX39 4AR
Email: riverhouse2@sky.com