About Us

Walton Charity is a local charitable foundation supporting people in Elmbridge who are experiencing financial hardship.

We understand the needs of those living in Elmbridge and work with local partners and the community to tackle issues of poverty and inequality, homelessness and isolation in our local area.

We are a trusted member of the community, having been established over 800 years ago, with a strong track record of providing grants and housing to those in need.

We focus on five priority areas:


Read our five-year plan

We aim to make a difference. To make a positive impact on the lives of local people.
— Jackie Lodge, Chief Executive

“As a parent, to not know if you’re going to be able to feed your children is shameful and degrading.”

What we offer

  • Direct grants for individuals

  • Community grants for local organisations and schools

  • Independent living for people aged over 55

  • Social housing for single people of all ages

  • Properties and land for use by the wider community

  • Low-cost allotments for rent and a Community allotment space

  • Support for the Walton & Hersham Foodbank

Our values

Walton Charity holds strong values as a forward-thinking, influential and independent organisation. We recognise the importance of our long-standing position in the community and have carefully considered our ethical position and the social impact of our activities.

Read more about our approach in our Ethical Positioning Statement.

We are proud to be a Living Wage Employer and funder and openly publish our grants on 360Giving.