Thurrock charities urged for share of cash pot.

CHARITIES URGED TO APPLY FOR SHARE OF CASH POT

AN Essex housebuilder has given away more than £23,000 to regional charities and community groups in the last twelve months and is now urging others to apply as there is still thousands of pounds waiting to be handed out.

Community groups, charities and good causes across the region can all benefit from the donations from Persimmon Homes Essex.

The housebuilder’s Community Champions fund supports grassroots activities that improve the quality of life for local people. The Persimmon Community Champions initiative is a national programme where charities and groups can apply for funding up to the value of £1,000 to match money they have already raised themselves.

The scheme has been running for more than three years with a wide cross-section of charities and groups benefiting and Persimmon is encourage more applications.

Phil Standen, Persimmon Homes Essex managing director, said: “There has been a tremendous response to our Community Champions scheme, but we are keen to remind charities and organisations that they can still apply.

“We’ve made it really simple to enter by visiting www.persimmonhomes.com/charity and completing an online application form.

“We strongly believe in supporting the communities where we build and want to hear from everyone as we’re determined to invest our money where it will help the most. 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.

Persimmon has a range of developments across Essex, with work either underway or set to start at sites in or near Chelmsford, Hockley, Colchester, Heybridge, Saffron Walden and Bishop’s Stortford.

The company’s wide range of new homes for sale consists of two, three, four and five- bedroom houses across the region, and it also offers special offers and incentives including Help to Buy, Home Change and Part Exchange.

For more information about the company visit www.persimmonhomes.com

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