Persimmon's cash supports Doncaster activities for children
28 July 2021
A Doncaster development trust has secured a £1,000 donation to help launch children’s themed activities during school holidays.
North Doncaster Development Trust (NDDT) received the funding from the Persimmon Homes Building Futures scheme, which supports organisations working with the under-18s.
The Trust delivers a variety of projects, for all ages across the region, with the aim of building a thriving community.
Tracy Mann from NDDT said: “As a non-profit organisation we are always exploring new ways to support our community.
“Persimmon Homes’ funding will enable us to launch a series of themed activities. These will be just for children and will take place during the school holidays across the Carcroft area.”
Building Futures will deliver more than £1m to good causes across England, Scotland and Wales. The initiative aims to support community groups working with under-18s across three categories – education & arts, health and sport.
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 gala dinner for finalists in November.
In each sector – education & arts, health and sport – as well as the £100,000 first prize, there will be a £50,000 second prize and a £20,000 third prize, while a further 87 shortlisted projects will each receive £5,000.
Richard Hosie, managing director for Persimmon Homes South Yorkshire, said: “Building Futures is all about supporting young people in our area and the themed activities sounded a wonderful project which we were happy to support.
We’re accepting entries to the scheme until mid-August, so we’d urge more people to apply by visiting www.persimmonhomes.com/charity