The Chertsey Combined Charity was created on 1st October 1987 by the combination of the very much older The Chertsey Poors’ Allotment Charities with The Runnymede Relief-in-Need Charity. It is managed by a Board of Trustees, and is registered with The Charity Commission under Number 200186. The Charity is able to give grants to local residents and community-based organisations in the former Urban District of Chertsey, which includes Addlestone, Chertsey, Lyne, Ottershaw, Rowtown and parts of Woodham. The Management Trust Deed stipulates that the Charity shall apply its income for the reduction of need, hardship and/or distress suffered by qualifying persons, either generally or individually. The Charity disperses approximately £40,000 for the benefit of its qualifying Community each year.