Housebuilder launches charity fund to support young people - The Evesham Observer

Housebuilder launches charity fund to support young people

Evesham Editorial 16th Apr, 2021   0

HOUSEBUILDER Persimmon Homes Central has launched a £1million charity giveaway to support young people across Britain.

The Building Futures scheme aims to support community groups working with under-18s across three categories – education and arts, health and sport.

Neil Williams, managing director for Persimmon Homes Central, said: “Young people are at the heart of all our futures, and we are fortunate to be able to provide support and help create positive outcomes through our Building Futures campaign.

“We will make donations from £1,000 to £100,000 to grassroots sports groups, charities dealing with physical and mental health issues, as well as community arts and education projects.




“As we are emerging from the global pandemic, we believe that now more than ever we need to look after the health and wellbeing of our communities.

“Persimmon already donates £768,000 each year to good causes through its Community Champions funding programme and through Building Futures, we are dedicating help exclusively to the younger members of our society.”


Building Futures is delivered through the Persimmon Charitable Foundation in partnership with Team GB, the British Olympic Association, and the company enlisted the help of Olympic gold medal winning cyclist Dani Rowe to launch the scheme.

Dani said: “This initiative is a superb way of supporting young people across our communities and I would encourage anyone who is eligible to apply for funding. These sums of money can be life-changing and could make a real difference to the recipients.”

A total of 128 grants of £1,000 will be awarded across Persimmon’s 32 regional businesses to improve local facilities and the delivery of vital community projects.

Three initiatives will go on to win £100,000 each through a national online public vote. The winners will be named at a grand final in November.

Applications are now open and close at midnight on August 15.

To apply visit www.persimmonhomes.com/charity/building-futures

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