Charity

The Hopmarket Charity (registered number 244569) was established under a Parliamentary Act in 1730 to maintain the Hopmarket and support ‘needy persons’.

The charity is governed by a board of trustees consisting of Worcester City Councillors and independent representatives from the local community.

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The Hopmarket Charity owns the Hopmarket complex, comprising of retail units and residential accommodation above, and the properties at 13 – 16 The Foregate.

The income raised is used towards grants for local charitable causes supporting those in need. Since 2011 the Hopmarket Charity has awarded over £800,000 of grant funding.

The funding is used to support local community organisations and charities with a preference of help towards one off projects, operating costs; delivering services; training volunteers; and provision of activities. The main requirement is that these organisations provide support and help to ‘needy persons’ in the City of Worcester who by reason of poverty, sickness or infirmity whether young or old are in need of financial assistance, care or attention. ‘Needy persons’ in the City of Worcester are persons whose need arises in the City whether or not they permanently reside there.

There is an application process which is administered by Worcester City Council in conjunction with the Hopmarket Charity.

There is an application process which is administered by Worcester City Council in conjunction with the Hopmarket Charity. One Application per organisation in any one year needs to be submitted by the end of January each year and applicants are notified in April. Grant aid awards are made with no intention of an ongoing financial commitment unless exceptionally specified by Trustees.

The application pack can be downloaded here.

For further information please contact elaine.pollock@worcester.gov.uk

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