Wokingham United Charities
Wokingham United Charities


Wokingham United Charities mission is to relieve poverty and enhance the quality of life of those people in need in our community

Westende Almshouses
Westende Almshouses, London Road, Wokingham 2021
Peach Street

Ways we help

Are you struggling with the increase in cost of living? The Martin Lewis Survival Guide may help or for further support please contact Citizens Advice Wokingham – Helping people in Wokingham Borough find a way forward

Cost of living: Survival Guide


An almshouse is residential accommodation, usually a house or flat, that belongs to a charity and is provided to meet the charity’s purposes, for example, the relief of financial need or infirmity. Wokingham United Charities provides almshouse accommodation to help relieve financial need for residents of Wokingham Borough. The accommodation is occupied under licence and the resident is therefore a beneficiary of the charity. Wokingham United Charities provides high-quality, low-cost accommodation at Westende for people of retirement age located close to Wokingham town centre. The almshouses’ are semi-sheltered with an on-site Westende Manager. Residents are charged a maintenance contribution for their flats which is significantly cheaper than the market price for similar accommodation in the Wokingham area.
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Operating a substantial relief in need endowed fund to help people resident in Wokingham Borough who are in poverty, hardship or distress. We offer an essential item grant programme to individuals and families for those requiring an essential item but are unable to fund themselves. Our relief in need grants programme is available to local charities and community groups who provide support or service to residents of Wokingham Borough. We fund projects that provide innovative, sustainable and preventative solutions to issues in the Borough, especially projects that help to reduce and support those in poverty.


Essential Item

For individuals/families requiring financial assistance, essential item grants are for up to £500, applications can be submitted via Citizens Advice Wokingham

Relief in need Grants - Organisations

For charities, community groups working in the Borough of Wokingham providing services and support to residents for help with financial hardship, further training, mental health and wellbeing

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