There is a long history to the Tottenham District Charity. We are continuing work that began very many years ago.

The charity, (‘for relief in need’), in its present form, was formed in Victorian times. There were many charities in Tottenham set up by various wealthy philanthropists and aristocrats over the years, some dating back to the 16th Century, and these were amalgamated and put under the control of the Tottenham Urban District Council in 1896. This later became the Tottenham District Charity and its work is overseen by a Board of Trustees.

The grants and pensions that are awarded by the Tottenham District Charity are financed from the interest made on the Charity’s investments, which have been made possible by the sensible investment of donated money going back many generations. In effect, the Charity is now distributing donations made over the Centuries!


Tottenham District Charity is a registered charity providing pensions and grants to Tottenham residents who are disadvantaged and in particular need of financial assistance.

For information about the criteria and process for grants please click here.

For information about the criteria and process for pensions please click here.

If you would like to apply for a grant or a pension, or you know/support someone who would benefit from either of these please download an application form here, complete and return it to: Tottenham District Charity, PO Box 365, Loughton, IG10 9EU

Registered charity number: 207490

Visit our page on the Charity Commission website by clicking here and entering our charity number in the search engine.


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