The Richard Cannon Charity

The Richard Cannon Charity is a historic Charitable Trust established in 1605. The Trust owns a small amount of land in Rawreth, and the income from this land may be used to help people living in Rettendon or nearby who have some short-term financial need.

All applications are made and considered in all possible confidentiality by the Trustees. Please feel free to speak to any of the Trustees if you feel we can help you.

Registered Charity Number 295054

Contact the Richard Cannon Charity

Mr Ron Fallows (Secretary)

36 East Hanningfield Road,
Chelmsford, CM3 8EQ

How can we help you?

Some ways in which we might be able to help:

  • Grant towards repairing or replacing a broken boiler or cooker, or other essential household items
  • Help after a break-in or theft
  • Urgent repairs to your home to keep it secure and watertight
  • Help towards a school educational visit or a training course
  • Help with expenses for a job interview
  • Help with school uniforms
  • Help towards funeral expenses
  • Equipment for a new baby
  • … if you have any other needs please get in touch. We may be able to help.

We are here to help you. Please contact us for more information.

About the Charity

The Richard Cannon Charity is a historic trust, using the income from some land left as a bequest to help people in need in Rettendon. The Trust is run by a group of Trustees who are local people with an interest in the local community. Although the income is small, we can often help with small grants to cover short-term needs to households in the village.

The suggestions above are only some of the ways in which we can help. Please contact us if you have a short-term financial difficulty. The Trustees will consider each application on its merits. All grants are made and considered in strict confidence.

We cannot usually make more than one grant to any household in the course of the year, but in exceptional circumstances we may be able to give additional help. We are not able to make on-going payments or pensions, but again please ask if you are in need. We specially want to help single parents, pensioners, the jobless, recently bereaved people, and those receiving benefits or on low incomes.

There are no forms to fill in, but we will ask for a short written statement of your needs and your situation to comply with Charity regulations, and a receipt for the money paid.

Richard Cannon Charity Trustees

The current trustees of the Charity are:

Rev’d Richard Jordan (Chair)
01268 766565

Mr. Ron Fallows (Secretary)

Mrs. Jackie Copsey

Mr. Lance Lepper

Mr. Tom Sterry

Mr Peter Wilby


Download a flier about the work of the Richard Cannon Charity

Download the constitution of the Richard Cannon Charity