Lowestoft-based Persimmon Homes Anglia extends Community Champions scheme

Persimmon Homes Anglia managing director Andrew Fuller presents a Community Champions cheque to Caro

Persimmon Homes Anglia managing director Andrew Fuller presents a Community Champions cheque to Caroline Chad and Karen Reed from the Seagull Theatre in Lowestoft. The theatre is one of the worthy causes already supported by Persimmon Homes Anglias Community Champions scheme, which has been extended for another year. - Credit: Archant

Persimmon Homes Anglia has extended its Community Champions scheme for another year.

The programme, first run in 2015, invites organisations in Suffolk and Norfolk to bid for cash, with two donations of up to £1,000 being made locally each month on a match-funding basis.

The fund was initially launched in March 2015 and was due to run for one year to support grassroots activities that improve the quality of life for local people.

Donations are made across Persimmon Homes’ 28 regions, as well as from its Space4 timber frame business and from the group head office.

Andrew Fuller, managing director of Persimmon Homes Anglia, said they had been overwhelmed by the response to the scheme, with hundreds of groups applying nationally every month throughout the year.

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“Our Community Champions scheme has certainly struck a chord with many charities and worthy causes, and we are delighted to announce that it will continue for another year,” he said.

“We hope that our funding of £24,000 for the next 12 months can make a huge difference across our region. We want to hear from everyone as we’re determined to donate our money where it will help the most.

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“All we ask is that the group or charity has already worked hard to raise money themselves, and we will then match this effort with funding of up to £1,000. It is also really simple to apply for, with groups and charities invited to visit www.persimmonhomes.com/charity and complete an online application form.”

Organisations helped by Persimmon Homes Anglia during the past 12 months include Lowestoft’s Seagull Theatre, Aylsham Football Club and primary schools in Hopton and Somerleyton.

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