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25th March 2015 - News of an Awards for All Lottery Grant for £9,660 was announced today. This money will be used to fund the take over and management of almshouses that are currently owned by other local charities or housing associations that are either at risk of folding or unable to meet the needs of their older service users. The project will also carry out a publicity exercise informing the local community of the change and the group’s activities.

1st April 2015 - The Trustees of LEAP (CIO Charity reg no. 1155672) agreed with Genesis Housing Association to take over 6 almshouse charities which have been managed by Genesis. Details of the 6 charities can be found here

17th May 2017 - Rob Neve and Alison Pooley join the board of LEAP. See their profiles here

1st January 2018 - LEAP take over responsibility for managing the John Gilders and Maskell Almshouse charity with two bungalows in Clacton. 

6th February 2018 - Kevin Dodman retired from the board of trustees on 6th February 2018 having helped to found LEAP in 2013 and in the many meetings and discussions which took place in the years prior to this date.
 
15th April 2018 - The Trustees of the two very attractive bungalows by Springfield Green in Chelmsford previously managed by Springfield Green Almshouses [SGA] - Charity 227436 approved the transfer of management of that Charity to LEAP as from the 15th April 2018.

1st July 2018 - The Trustees of LEAP agreed to takeover the management of 4 almshouses charities from Colne Housing Society. These are 3 schemes in Chelmsford and 1 in Brightlingsea. For more information click here 

29th August 2018 - The LEAP Trustees held a one-day strategic review meeting at Marks Tey Hotel in to examine its structure, financing, resourcing, and policies as well as LEAP's future direction. All the Trustees felt that the opportunity to go through everything in detail was extremely valuable. They confirmed their willingness to continue to expand albeit slowly to allow proper time to assimilate new charities under the management of LEAP and to become familiar with the almshouse properties owned by those charities.