Aldham Common, the site of Rowland Taylor' burning, was enclosed in 1729 with the income to be used for the 'poor of Hadleigh'. Today the Aldham Common Charity administers the land and money raised is used to help with cases of hardship within the Parish of Hadleigh.
As of the 1st February 2022 the Aldham Common Charity has merged with the John Alabaster Educational Foundation. The new Charity will be known as the Aldham Common Charity (incorporating John Alabaster Educational Foundation).
The Charity is able to make grants to individuals or organisations to help in a number of ways eg. contributions towards school uniform, school trips, college and university books and equipment, assistance with travelling costs to hospital appointments, replacement of furniture and white goods etc.
Application forms may be obtained from the Clerk or downloaded below. Completed forms should be returned to the Clerk. The Charity meets approximately every six weeks and applications will be dealt with at the earliest opportunity.