Langford Charity

The Langford Charity was formed from a number of small historic charities in the village, some of them dating back centuries. To make things more practical these charities were combined into the single Langford Charity in 1993. The charity is overseen by a board of four trustees who all live in the village.

The charity owns and manages the village allotments on the Broughton Poggs Road, and its limited income comes almost entirely from the allotment annual rents.

Over the years the charity has accumulated a modest capital sum.
If this makes it sound low key then in terms of the money involved that would be true. However, the trustees do want to publicise the charity more widely so that Langford people can apply for grants for things which fall within the charity’s purpose.

The purpose of the charity is to offer financial support, where there is a clear need, to individuals or families who are resident in Langford, or who have a strong and continuing connection with the village.  The trustees are able to consider offering modest financial support where the applicant individual or family can show hardship in relation to one or more of the needs outlined below:

Medical conditions | Special educational needs |Training opportunities to gain employment |Situations where financial support would alleviate significant hardship.

If you want to apply for a grant, or to talk through the possibility of a grant, do please speak with any of the trustees, or email us at :

Trustees: Richard Kemp (Chairman), Derek Lafford, Mark Harris and Michael Schultz (Clerk)

The remit of the Charity is contained on the document linked here.

Charity remit v4

The Langford Charity is registered charity no. 1039925

Records go back as far as 1845 when the Langford Coal Charity would distribute coal to the less wealthy residents of Langford. The charity known today as The Langford Charity owns the allotment site in Langford. Subs paid for allotments alongside charitable donations funded the distribution of coal.


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