The Charity

The 17th century saw the creation of three almshouse charities in Dorchester – Whetstones, Napper’s Mite and Chubbs.  These merged between World War 1 and World War 2 to become known as Dorchester Municipal Charities. 

The present charity has 9 Trustees including the Mayor of Dorchester and a staff team to manage the daily running of the flats.

We are registered with the Regulator of Social Housing. 

We are members of the Housing Ombudsman Service and The Almshouse Association.