Baldwins Charity and Allotments
The Baldwins Charity Trust was set up in the 19th century to maintain an area of land on the western edge of Ullesthorpe for the benefit of the poor of the village. Part of this land is now used for grazing sheep and cattle and the footpath and track running across this area is in regular use by walkers. The other part is devoted to about 18 allotments.
The Baldwins Charity allotments are on the left at the bottom of the hill out of Ullesthorpe going towards Claybrooke.
Charitable donations by Baldwins Charity:
We are currently considering applications for funds to support individual Ullesthorpe residents suffering hardship, as well as organisations that support our objectives.
If you would like to know more about the funds available and how to apply please click here.
We have recently made grants to Ullesthorpe School and Ullesthorpe Pre-School to help them develop garden projects. Both of these projects aim to educate the children about how to grow and use vegetables, and we hope that this is one way to help alleviate poverty and hardship as they grow up. We will consider applications from any project which includes this as one of its aims.
Here are some photos of the garden created by the Ullesthorpe Pre-School with the money donated by Baldwins Charity. The area is one where children learn about nature and can have a quiet moment.
We have allocated all the plots for the 2018 season. If you would like to have a whole or part of an allotment we can put your name on the waiting list and let you know as soon as space becomes available. Rent is £12 for the 2018 season.