Our Mission Statement

We are an independent local charity serving the community living and working in the Ancient Parish of Enfield. We support individuals, families and organisations in financial need with dignity and respect.

We have been able to continue our work for more than 500 years thanks to the generous gifts of Enfield benefactors and the granting of a Royal Charter giving us the right to run Enfield Market.

How we help

Personal Grants

Personal grants for help with the expense of everyday household items

Educational Grants

Expanding opportunities through educational and training grants

Community Grants

Funding for projects reflecting the diversity and vibrancy of Enfield

Latest News

Come along to Enfield Market, operated by the Trust on October 1st for our relaunch and meet local high jumping hopeful Chris Kandu. Participating as a national athlete means Chris needs to travel around the country to attend events and these costs are being assisted by the Trust, who administer around £250K of grants each year for household items, medical costs, education and training, as well as community grants. We’re very pleased that Chris will be coming along to cut the ribbon for the market new Food Court following a Summer of investment and regeneration. View More News

Grants & Donations

Apply for a grant

Should you find yourself facing financial difficulties and some unexpected expenses or needing help with education and training, you can apply for one of our Personal or Education Grants. We also have Community Grants for local groups and charities that have a great idea that will benefit the people of the Ancient Parish.

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Each year, thanks to the generous gifts of Enfield benefactors, The Old Enfield Charitable Trust administers around £250K in grants to those working and residing in the boundary of The Ancient Parish of Enfield….but we could always do more. Help us to help others as a regular giver, by leaving a legacy or through corporate giving.

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Grant Eligibility Checker

To find out whether you are eligible for one of our personal, education or community grants, please consult our Grant Eligibility Checker. This enables you to see if your address is within the parish, and therefore whether you are eligible for a grant.

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Find out more about the Trust

What we fund

Need some help paying for a school trip, or medical equipment? Perhaps you really need a new bed, or a carpet after a flood, fire or accident. Our Personal Grants cover most things and on our Case Studies page you will find exam..…

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History of the Trust

Thanks to the generous gifts of local benefactors and past Kings of England, the Trust in Enfield has been supporting individuals, families and local organisations in financial need that live and work within the boundary of the ..…

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Meet the Trustees

In all there are fifteen Trustees, two of whom are nominated by St Andrews Church and two more nominated by Enfield Council. The remaining 11 are elected as and when vacancies arise. Trust business is carried out by a series of ..…

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