• helping to alleviate isolation

    helping to alleviate isolation

  • supporting communities

    supporting communities

  • offering grants to local projects

    offering grants to local projects

  • helping people in need

    helping people in need

  • working in the Ancient parish of Streatham

    working in the Ancient parish of Streatham

  • supporting women

    supporting women

Thrale’s vision is to create and sustain local communities that are resilient and respect everyone’s right to live with dignity. That right should apply to everyone, regardless of their gender, race, religion, sexual orientation, nationality or background. 

We are committed to fighting against inequality and discrimination in all its forms.

As such, we condemn the brutal killing of George Floyd, support the aims and aspirations of Black Lives Matter and stand with those campaigning for a better, more equal, fairer world.


Thrale Almshouse

About Thrale Almshouse

The Thrale Almshouse and Relief in Need Charity has historic connections within the Ancient Parish of Streatham (including Tooting, Balham, Streatham, parts of Brixton  Tulse Hill and West Norwood) stretching back to the 1580s.
 From these roots emerged the aims of the present charitable organisation - to provide Almshouses for women over 60 and to provide Relief in Need for local people. The charity was named after the Thrale family. The original almshouses were founded in 1832 by the daughters of Henry Thrale, a wealthy local landowner and businessman and located on Streatham High Road. These were demolished and replaced in the 1930's by a new estate of ten homes on Polworth Rd.
This site underwent a recent major redevelopment retaining eight of the original 1930s buildings which were upgraded and extended. Two blocks of fit for purpose apartments were added creating high quality dwellings placed around a lovely central garden; and providing homes for 18 women.  
The new site was opened in 2015 launching a new phase in the long history of Thrale Almshouses.

2019-20 RIN Small Grants Programme

We had a very big response this year and unfortunately could not fund all groups who applied. Trustees had a difficult job to prioritise and make awards. We want to warmly thank everyone who applied and wish all groups our best wishes in their future efforts in our local communities.
We are delighted to announce that the following 22 groups will each receive Thrale funding of between £500 and £3000. We look forward to showcasing more about their work on this website as the year progresses
The Spires Centre -Streatham
Stockwell Good Neighbours Group,- Brixton
Tulse Hill Residents Association (THETRA)
Home Start -Balham
Faiths Together in Lambeth
Balham and Tooting Community Association ( BATCA)
South London Refugee Association (SLRA) -Streatham
KineticaBlocoTulse Hill Project
Trinity Café Homeless drop -in -Wandsworth and Lambeth
Streatham Youth and Community Trust (SYCT)
Hope for Wellbeing -Tooting
Clapham Park TLC project-Brixton
Caras Refugee project -Tooting
The Nehemiah Project -Streatham
The Wiser Collective -Balham
Healthy Living Platform -Tulse Hill
Work and Play Scrapstore-Tooting
Little Village  -Balham, Tooting, Streatham)
Emmaus -West Norwood
Share Community -Tooting
Streatham Drop-In for Refugees and Asylum Seekers
St Mathews Project -Tulse Hill and Brixton