Groups can build fu­ture with cash

Ormskirk Advertiser - - Student Life -

GROUPS in Lan­cashire who are sup­port­ing the over-70s are be­ing re­minded to en­ter a monthly scheme run by a re­gional housebuild­er which could see them awarded up to £1,000 to sup­port their work.

Per­sim­mon Homes launched Com­mu­nity Cham­pi­ons with a view to help­ing com­mu­nity groups, char­i­ties and good causes across Lan­cashire with two do­na­tions of up to £1,000 made lo­cally ev­ery month.

Dur­ing the pan­demic, the housebuild­er is fo­cus­ing on char­i­ties, clubs and or­gan­i­sa­tions that sup­port or work with the over-70s.

John Roocroft, man­ag­ing di­rec­tor of Per­sim­mon Homes Lan­cashire, said: “We have al­ways be­lieved in sup­port­ing the com­mu­ni­ties where we build, espe­cially grass­root ac­tiv­i­ties, and we hope peo­ple un­der­stand our de­sire to sup­port specif­i­cally the over-70s, a vul­ner­a­ble and of­ten iso­lated group in our so­ci­ety, who we feel need our sup­port.

“We hope as many lo­cal groups en­ter the scheme as pos­si­ble so that we can help peo­ple through­out the re­gion and sup­port var­ied causes that put the el­derly at the heart of their work.”

The Com­mu­nity Cham­pi­ons ini­tia­tive is run by all of Per­sim­mon Homes’ 31 op­er­at­ing businesses to­gether with its plc head of­fice, with £64,000 do­nated na­tion­ally ev­ery month.

Since it was launched in 2015, the Com­mu­nity Cham­pi­ons scheme has do­nated more than £3m to around 3,500 groups.

To be con­sid­ered for a £1,000 do­na­tion, peo­ple need to com­plete an on­line form ex­plain­ing why their char­ity or group, which works with the over-70s, de­serves the do­na­tion and how it would be spent.

To ap­ply to Com­mu­nity Cham­pi­ons, visit www.per­sim­mon­­ity

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