Added on: 6th December, 2016 by Charlotte_29363
Persimmon Homes’ local community grant programme has now donated more than 1 million to good causes across the UK.
The UK’s leading housebuilder launched Persimmon Community Champions in the spring of 2015. The programme gives grants of up to £1,000 each to good causes, local charities and groups.
Since launch, Persimmon has supported 1,142 local causes stretching from Aberdeen to Truro. Every one of Persimmon’s 28 regions plus head office in York chooses two charities every month for a donation of up to £1,000. More than £50,000 is donated monthly.
Persimmon Homes Anglia has donated just under £40,000 to charities and good causes Norfolk and Suffolk, including Caister Volunteer Lifeboat Service, Framlingham Business Association and the 2017 Great Yarmouth Air Show.
Persimmon’s group CEO Jeff Fairburn launched the scheme in March 2015. Speaking of the £1 million worth of donations, he said: “Our programme supports grass roots community causes in England, Wales and Scotland. To reach £1 million is a fantastic achievement and I’m pleased we have supported such worthy causes and vital local services which made a real difference in their communities.
“Our donations do not stop here. The programme continues into 2017 and we’re very much looking forward to supporting even more great causes in the months ahead.”
Andrew Fuller, managing director for Persimmon Homes Anglia, added: “We are proud to have supported such worthy causes across the region through Community Champions.
“The response from the scheme has been overwhelming and our funding has helped make such a huge difference in the areas in which we are building.”
The programme runs alongside the millions of pounds Persimmon gives to local authorities every year as part of planning gained in support of new housing. This money is spent locally to provide communities with projects including infrastructure and new schools.
The Persimmon Community Champions programme is currently accepting entries for its December donations. You can apply online via www.persimmonhomes.com/charity.