Our Charitable Foundation
Supporting our communities
The Persimmon Charitable Foundation helps to support our communities by making donations to local charities and community groups in the areas where we operate. For further information or to apply for funding, please visit our charity website.
The Persimmon Charitable Foundation, has two established programmes which contribute to the communities we serve. The Community Champions and Building Futures campaigns continued to support local good causes throughout 2021, donating over £1.8m to c.900 charities and community groups.
Once again, the Foundation supported two campaigns throughout 2021, both of which were run at a regional level across each of the Groups’ 31 operating businesses donating to local, grass root initiatives in the communities in which we operate.
donations made to local charities and community groups in 2021
organisations received donations from our Foundation in 2021
2021 was the third year for the Foundation’s ‘Building Futures’ campaign which, in conjunction with Team GB, supports community projects that benefit young people across the UK in the areas of sports, education and arts, and health.
The campaign held a public vote to select 96 finalists from thousands of nominated charities. The finalists received a total of £945,000 with the top three winners in each category receiving £100,000, £50,000 and £20,000 donations respectively. Beneficiaries included hospital charities, local sports groups, eco activity centres and refugee sports groups. The remaining 87 finalists received a donation of £5,000 each.
During 2021, Building Futures donated over £1m to local good causes.
Each month our 31 operating businesses and our head office make donations of c.£2,000 to local good causes to match the charity’s own fund-raising efforts. During 2021, Community Champions donated c.£745,000 to c.770 local groups.