As its name implies, Cambridge United Charities is a combination of many charities which have operated in Cambridge for many years. As well as the Almshouse Branch the trustees manage investments in the Relief in Need Branch, the income from which is to be “expended on the poor and needy of the City and upon the young”


One of the historic buildings in possession of the Charity is the St Radegund pub, which was built near the site of the ancient St Radegund convent (where Jesus College now stands).

Origins of Cambridge United Charities

The Charity was set up by deed on 24 July 1970 to administer the following charities:
The Consolidated Almshouses Charity
The Charity of Edward Chapman
The Charity of Richard Chevyn
The Charity of John Crane
The Charity of Lambert Damps
The Charity of Thomas Ellys
The Charity of Thomas Johnson
The Charity of William Mott
The Charity of Sir Thomas White
The Charity of Thomas Hobson
The Charity of Roger Roe
The Charity of Stephen Mansfield
The Charity of Emily Wood