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Wells United Charities has been in existence for well over one hundred years and is an amalgamation of six charities; Revd. Mungo Moray, Christopher Ringer, Ann Tidd, William Branch Elliott, Fuel Allotment and Emma Haycock.  

These six charities were set up for the relief of poverty, particularly supporting young people in education, and the elderly with fuel costs.


During 2019 Wells United Charities was delighted to welcome the Wells and District League of Friends (Registered Charity Number 259709). We are now collectively known as Wells-next-the-Sea United Charities retaining the Registered Charity Number 236897.


The Object of the Charity is to:

relieve poverty, and the advancement of education, particularly but not exclusively by supporting the elderly

to include relief of sickness, poor health, disability and old age in the Community by the provision of:  

a) financial assistance and

b) facilities, amenities, buildings, equipment and services


The ‘Community’ means the geographical area within the Alderman Peel High School Catchment area.


Two types of grant application are reviewed annually in December.


These are applications for:

Heating Allowance: 


Applicants must have lived within the parish of Wells-next-the-Sea for over ten years, do not own their own property and are over 70 years of age. 


Education Grants:


Students must have lived in the Alderman Peel High School catchment for 5 years,  have attended Alderman Peel High School. Grants are made to help with the purchase of educational resources or travel costs needed in order to progress  to or through further education.


Application Forms


These forms can be downloaded from the link above.  They are also be available from David Jagger’s Chemist Shop in Staithe Street . Completed forms should be delivered to Clerk (details are on the application forms).


Other Grants


Any individual or institution with other types of need due to difficult financial circumstances should write, outlining the specific type of need and the circumstances responsible for this need arising. Please send this  to our clerk in the first instance (see the Contact Us link at the top of this page). WUC trustees will be pleased to review the situation to see if our objects enable us to give support. 




Wells United Charities welcomes donations. Please see the ‘Please Donate’ link at the top of this page.

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