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"The Trustees shall apply the income of the Charity for the general benefit of the inhabitants of the Parish of Stanford in the Vale."
Extract from the Scheme of the Charity Commissioners, para 29, 21 August 1997.

The Public Purposes Charity
Stanford in the Vale

Registered no. 266,718

Stanford in the Vale is fortunate to have a Public Purposes Charity (PPC) whose origins date back to the 18th century when it was first set up to administer allotment lands on behalf of the Parish. In January 1980 the Parish Council was appointed Trustee, and in 1987 the sale of less than a third of an acre of this land resulted in net proceeds of just over £260,000 accruing to the Charity. Following some difficulties in the parallel financial management of Parish Council and the PPC affairs, the Charity Commission decided to make a clear separation between the PPC and the Parish Council, and re-formed the PPC under a new Scheme dated 21 August 1997.

The Millenium Green, Stanford in the Vale
The PPC was an original supplier and supporter of The Millenium Green project.

The Trust now administers an income of the order of £20,000 a year through a Grants Applications system for the benefit of all parishioners and, through its Allotments Committee, looks after the remaining allotment lands. Allotments are available for interested parishioners on application to the Allotments Committee on a first come first served basis.

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