The Charities are responsible for 156 flats over 3 sites. These consist of a variety of studio, single and double-bed dwellings as set out on the ‘Home’ page. The residences are supported by the Sheltered Housing Officers who reside on site.

From time to time flats become available for new residents, but the eligibility criteria has to conform to the Charity Scheme for The Finchley Charities for Wilmot Close/Thackrah Close and Homefield Gardens sealed by the Charity Commissioners in 2011. The key points for applicants are: –

  1. The rules are set out in the Scheme approved by the Charity Commission on 3rd March 2011. The applicants and their spouses must not be less than 55 years of age and live within the area of benefit of the London Borough of Barnet. They should be living on low income and would otherwise find it difficult to find suitable homes for themselves.
  2. All residents must be fit and able to look after themselves.
  3. The applicants, through circumstances, must be of limited financial means.

If you are interested in being considered for accommodation, please download the following forms here. The Application Form for Accommodation should be completed and submitted to Julie Quinlan at the Charities’ Head Office, 41a Wilmot Close, East Finchley, London, N2 8HP. The Medical Form (one per applicant is required) should be sent to your Doctor for completion and returned to the Charities’ office.

Criteria for Grants by The Charities

PLEASE NOTE: Until further notice we are not accepting any applications for external grants.

Under the ‘Relief in Need Branch’ the Trustees, at their discretion, may make grants of money or pay for items, services or facilities designed to reduce conditions of need, hardship or distress of persons resident in the area of benefit.

Assistance may also be made to organisations which provide services for such people. Trustees are not permitted to apply funds in relieving rates, taxes or other public funds, nor commit themselves to repeat or renew any grants. Capital projects are precluded. If you wish to be considered for a grant, please download the correct form from this site and submit it to the office with the latest set of audited accounts, if appropriate.