Bassingbourn Charities

Bassingbourn Charities was originally founded to raise money to send volunteers to work in orphanages in Belarus. It has subsequently been extended to help clubs, societies and any other worthwhile causes within the local area. These have included the Youth Club, both Football and Cricket Clubs, over sixties, ABF the Soldier’s Charity, Garden House Hospice, and many many more

07976 808704 / 07875 761293

A charity for the benefit of the inhabitants of Royston, Herts within a 2 mile radius from the Parish Church of St John The Baptist.

All applications to Tees Law, John Street, Royston, SG8 9BE

Royston & District fundraising group.

Four times per year.

The Heath, Royston, SG8 5BG


Maurice Hill, 07719 132793
Cherryhomes Trust

Local charity supporting physically disabled people to live independently in their own homes.

Loans, grants, practical help & guidance can be provided.


Rosaline Van de Weyer, 07801 550494

Free Cakes for Kids Royston, Herts: we are a community service for families in Royston and the surrounding area who may find it difficult to provide a birthday cake for their child.

07761 051486

Anyone can be a 'Friend'. You do not have to be a member of the congregation, but just be willing to support fund raising activities for the preserving the fabric the Grade 1 Listed Church, c 1259, the oldest building in Meldreth.

Ian Mitchell, Vice Chairman, 07726 936635

Home-Start Royston, Buntingford & South Cambridgeshire is a local charity offering free, tailored, and confidential support to families with at least one child aged 9 or under, in Royston, Buntingford and the SG8 villages of South Cambridgeshire.

Our vision is to see a society where every local parent has the necessary support to give their children the best possible start in life.

We recruit and train volunteers with parenting experience to provide practical and emotional help to families; helping to improve their mental health and self-esteem.

We also partner with other organisations to ensure local families can access other support.

Unit 6 Valley Farm, Station Road, Meldreth, nr Royston, Herts, SG8 6JP

01763 262262
Khandel Light

Khandel light works to improve the lives of the vulnerable and disadvantaged families in Khandel and its surrounding villages situated in the desert State of Rajasthan, India.

Make Lunch Club

Make Lunch is a club for families to connect with each other, share a meal and have fun! On your first visit you will be greated by our team leader who will help you to feel welcome. Our volunteers will entertain your children with games and activities so you can relax and enjoy your meal.

Make Lunch Holiday Club is for you if your children are eligible for free school meals or you’re struggling on a tight budget at the moment! We ask all of our families to register for Make Lunch by completing a short, online form. Please contact us for more information and to register your family.

Our fun sessions include lunch, crafts, games and special events for the children. Our club is open on Mondays and Thursdays from 12noon till 1.30pm during school holidays. Feel free to go out for a bit and leave your kids or join in yourself!

All children (and adults) are welcome, but we do ask that children under 4 are accompanied by an adult.

The Old Schoolhouse, 4 Market Hill, Royston, SG8 9JL

01763 230350
Melbourn Timebank

Timebanking is a way for local people to come together and help each other by exchanging knowledge, help and skills. Everyone has something to offer a Timebank from making a cake, picking up a prescription, walking their dog, doing some gardening, visiting someone for a cup of tea, welcoming new residents to the village, whatever you do will make a difference to the person that needs your help.

Come and join us at one of our events and you could get involved and help each other in our community!

You could offer a lift, mow a lawn, befriend a neighbour or even crochet a Dementia Forgetmenot... the ways to help are endless.

Other interest groups and events supported by Timebank:

Doggie Disco - first Monday of the month, 6-7pm at The Dolphin

Dog Caffe - Tuesdays 10am-12noon at The Dolphin

Wednesday Wellbeing Walks - 10.30am from Melbourn Hub

Coffee Morning - Thursdays, 10am-12noon at The Dolphin

MACS Food Bank 10am-12noon and Cozy Corner 12noon-3pm on Mondays and Thursdays at Vicarage Close Community Hall

Memory Café (Community support for Dementia): once per month Saturdays 2-4pm @ Meldreth Village Hall

Arts & Crafts group: at Cozy Corner

Games Night: Once per month Mondays 7pm  @ The Black Horse

ITAV - Parents Support Group

Solo Sunday Lunches every month

For more information about these events/groups or to confirm dates and venues and to join Melbourn Timebank please contact us


Stephanie Trayhurn: 07483 176929
RNLI (Royston)

A fundraising organisation, organising street collections & manning stalls.

Meet at Royston Environs
Monday evenings, bi-monthly.


Rob Squire -

RDCT provide an essential service to people in Royston and the surrounding area who are unable to drive themselves or use public transport due to age, frailty, impaired mobility, or do not have the use of a car to get to health appointments, day centres and social trips. We offer low cost door-to-door transport by car and mini-bus and MPV, both of which are adapted to take wheelchairs.

RDCT is a registered charity who rely on funding from local government but also from donations from local businesses and the general public. Please get in touch if you are willing and able to offer support, or if you would like to be a volunteer driver.

Office hours 9am - 3pm Monday - Friday.

Contact 01763 245228
Royston Health Aid

Health Aid Royston is a registered local charity managed by a board of trustees made up of residents local to the town of Royston.
Our aim is to assist with medical and general health problems where the NHS or Local Authority are unable to help.
If you think we could help you with a problem please email us in the first instance, if we believe we can help we will then send you an application form.


Lifelong support for our armed forces

Our volunteers should be available to answer your calls and emails between: Monday to Friday - 9.00 - 17.00

At other times please leave a message or send an email and someone will get back to you soon.

0204 566 9129

In aid of St Mary’s restoration fund meeting every Sunday 2:30-5pm until the end of October then Ashwell Museum take on exactly the same slot until mid-April. Sunday afternoon teas are held all year round in The Parish Room Swan Str, Ashwell, with two groups keeping it going in order to raise funds for their separate organisations.

01462 743922

Please join us in fundraising and social events to aid the maintenance of All Saints Parish Church. All welcome.

01763 230178
The Carers in Herts Support Group

Our Carer Support Hubs allow you to meet with other carers, share information, support each other and chat over a cuppa.

A Carer Support Advisor will be joining us to talk about the different respite options available to carers. They will also be able to offer 1-1 support for any questions you may have concerning your caring role.

All carers welcome to meet other carers for a cup of coffee/tea and Biscuits

Meet in the Royston Town Hall the first Thursday of the month from 10.30am-12.30pm.


Contact Jean 07715 275918 or 01763 249886

Each year 7,000 - 10,000 people visit Thriplow for our annual Daffodil Weekend.  Visitors step back in time, walking the beautiful traffic-free lanes and connecting footpaths, visiting residents 'Open Gardens', Craft Barns, Marquees, Stalls and Demonstrations, and experiencing the warm and friendly atmosphere.


This is a local charity to help students at college and to give assistance to local poor. All applicants must be resident in Royston.

To apply, contact the clerk Mr D Jordan by phone 01763 241048 or post 2 Heathfield, Royston, Herts, SG8 5BW.

Contact the Clerk to the Trustees, 01763 241048

King's Bush Farm
PE29 2NH

0300 303 9333

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