Who We Are
The Kettering Charities for the Poor are a collection of charities providing help for local people. They are now administered by the Town Council on behalf of the Trustees.
The Town Council appoints four Trustees. These are currently
Cllr Lloyd Bunday
Cllr Maggie Don
Cllr Mark Rowley
Cllr Scott Edwards
and there is an outstanding vacancy.
The Rector of SS Peter and Paul Church in Kettering is an ex-officio member of one of the charities.
The Trustees can appoint up to three other persons to be trustees and the following people have been appointed:
Mrs Anne Ireson
Mr Larry Henson
What We Do
The charities comprise three main elements:-
The William Martin Charity
a) The William Martin Charity exists to provide housing for elderly people without independent means. The charity owns a flat at The Lawns, Kettering, which is managed on its behalf by NNC Housing.
Kettering Charities (Apprenticing and Fuel Grants)
b) The Kettering Fuel Grants charity. This provides a grant to retired single people on a low income in Kettering and Barton Seagrave to help defray their fuel bills each year.
c) The Kettering Apprenticing Charity which provides grants to students and apprentices to meet unusual costs associated with their studies or to provide support and opportunities which are otherwise unavailable to individuals.
Kettering Church and Town Allotment Charity
d) This distributes money to the other two charities and to the parish church of SS Peter and Paul
Fuel grants are awarded each December to people over state retirement age (66+) who live alone, and in the parishes of Kettering and Barton Seagrave. Applicants MUST be on a low income of less than £300 a week.
Applications will open in November 2023 and be awarded in December 2023.