St Albans. Amy Louisa Robinson
There are very few almshouses specifically for the benefit of Baptists. Amy Louisa Robinson’s almshouses are for the benefit of habitual members of Dagnall Street Baptist church, over 65 years of age, either living in St Albans or with family connections. The second stage is for persons of the Baptist persuasion, followed by those in need.
The Charity is well provided for, funds in 2020 being in the region of 1.5 million pounds. This may sound a lot to most of us, but it would only buy 2, maybe 3, houses in St Albans. While most funds are unrestricted, about £340,000 is restricted for repairs or for the purchase of further properties. However, as at 2020 there were no plans to extend. Income exceeds expenditure, a good omen for the future.
The Charity is constituted as a trust and regulated by declaration of trust dated 18 Sep 1975 and. It was registered with the Charity Commission in Nov 1975. Currently (2022) there are 4 trustees. The existing trustees appoint new trustees. One benefit is that at least two trustees have professional qualifications so the Charity can gain advice without payment. The Charity is affiliated to the Almshouse Association.
Charity Commission http//register-of-charities.charitycommission.gov.uk/charity-search/-/charity-details/270252