Harlow Community Chest Charity

Registered Charity Number: 252764
Harlow, Essex

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Harlow Community Chest (HCC) – Harlow’s own charity is a voluntary organisation.

It was formed over 50 years ago, in 1959, and exists to help people who have lived in Harlow for a minimum of one year who are suffering distress caused by hardship, poverty, and/or homelessness.

The charity is a straightforward, practical, common-sense organisation, run by a voluntary Management Committee whose members are also the Trustees of the charity.  The Trustees are drawn from Harlow town and the local village communities. The Trustees undertake three main functions: 

     1. To make decisions on written applications received each month from agencies  whose clients are in need of financial assistance.  Main Grants may, after consideration by the Trustees, be awarded to the beneficiaries.

     2. The Secretary receives telephone calls and/or E-Mails from agencies whose clients need immediate support.  With the agreement of one other trustee, a small Fast Track Payment up to a maximum of £50.00 may be awarded with immediate effect.

     3. Fund raising events are staged throughout the year to augment any patronage received. Donations are always welcome from the ‘Friends of Harlow Community Chest’ and/or other beneficiaries. 

The trustees meet on the first Wednesday of every month at 7:30pm to discuss cases and other matters.  If you would like to attend a meeting with a view to becoming a trustee, please contact the charity either by E-Mail or phone.

Contact Us

Harlow Community Chest Charity C/O KP Despatch
St. Claires House
Baddows Road

CM19 5BJ

Phone: 01279 428247

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Financial Information from CharityFinancials

March 2015 March 2014
Total Income £5,000 £7,946
Total Expenditure £7,000 £3,596

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