Jessie Ann Alford Charity

Are you a lady living in the Parish of Tavistock who is either a widow or spinster and 60 years of age or over?

If you are, then why not benefit from the legacy left by Jessie Ann Alford and apply for a Grant from the Jessie Ann Alford Charity.

This vital legacy was left by Jessie Ann Alford upon her death in 1947 to support deserving widows and spinsters of the Parish of Tavistock, who would benefit from this financial legacy.

Jessie Ann Alford was the wife of William Charles Alford, a local market keeper, Councillor and Poor Law Guardian in the 1920s.  They were both members of the Plymouth Brethren community.

Grant Applications for 2023 are now available. 



Please download the Application form using the link below; 

Application form

or to request an Application form please 

 telephone on 01822 613529  or

 e-mail to or

collect in person from the Town Council office

The deadline for the receipt of Grant Applications is 

Friday 1st December 2023 

Please return the completed form to:  

Mrs J Smallacombe (The Assistant to the Town Clerk)

Tavistock Town Council Offices 

Drake Road 



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