Developer’s grant programme donates nearly £40k to causes in Suffolk and Norfolk

Jeff Fairburn, group chief executive officer, Persimmon Homes.

Jeff Fairburn, group chief executive officer, Persimmon Homes. - Credit: Archant

UK housebuilder Persimmon Homes’ local community grant programme has now donated more than £1m to good causes across the UK, including £40,000 in Norfolk and Suffolk.

Persimmon Homes Anglia managing director Andrew Fuller.

Persimmon Homes Anglia managing director Andrew Fuller. - Credit: Rob Howarth

Persimmon Community Champions, launched in the spring of 2015, gives grants of up to £1,000 each to good causes, local charities and groups.

Since launch, Persimmon has supported 1,142 local causes stretching from Aberdeen to Truro. Every one of Persimmon’s 28 regions plus head office in York chooses two charities every month for a donation of up to £1,000. More than £50,000 is donated monthly.

Persimmon Homes Anglia has donated just under £40,000 to charities and good causes Norfolk and Suffolk, including Caister Volunteer Lifeboat Service, Framlingham Business Association and the 2017 Great Yarmouth Air Show.

Group chief executive Jeff Fairburn said: “Our programme supports grass roots community causes in England, Wales and Scotland. To reach £1m is a fantastic achievement and I’m pleased we have supported such worthy causes and vital local services which made a real difference in their communities.

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“Our donations do not stop here. The programme continues into 2017 and we’re very much looking forward to supporting even more great causes in the months ahead.”

Andrew Fuller, managing director for Persimmon Homes Anglia, said: “We are proud to have supported such worthy causes across the region through Community Champions.

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“The response from the scheme has been overwhelming and our funding has helped make such a huge difference in the areas in which we are building.”

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