The Community Champions campaign was launched in 2015 and provides funding to local community groups and charities operating in the areas where we build across the UK. Each of our 31 operating businesses and our head office make donations of up to £1,000 every month to each of two local good causes to match the organisations own funding. In 2018, Community Champions donated c. £770,000 to c. 800 local groups.
To apply to the Persimmon Charitable Foundation for funding, visit www.persimmonhomes.com/charity.
Persimmon Homes Midlands made a donation of £1,000 to 4th Dunstable Scout Group to help rebuild a scout hut as part of the Community Champions scheme.
Claire Dearsley, head of sales at Persimmon Homes Midlands, said: “Our Community Champions scheme enables us to support the hundreds of voluntary organisations and charities that work in the neighbourhoods where we are building new homes. The scouting movement offers great opportunities for young people, so we were proud to invite them to our Phoenix Park development to hand over this vital cash to support them.”
Children and leaders from 4th Dunstable Scout Group are currently fundraising to rebuild their failing scout hut. They have tackled bag packing, sponsored swims, quiz and race nights, a ladies evening and made a number of grant applications to achieve their goal of maintaining one of Bedford’s largest scout groups.