Groups in Derbyshire who are supporting the over-70s are being encouraged to enter a monthly scheme run by a regional housebuilder which could see them awarded up to £1,000 to support their work.
Persimmon Homes North Midlands launched Community Champions with a view to helping community groups, charities and good causes across Derbyshire with two donations of up to £1,000 made locally every month.
For the foreseeable future, the housebuilder is now supporting elderly people in the community and charities, clubs and organisations that support or work with this age group are bring encouraged to apply.
Dan Endersby, director in charge at Persimmon Homes North Midlands, said: “We have always believed in supporting the communities where we build, especially grassroot activities, and we hope people understand our desire to support specifically the over-70s, a vulnerable group in our society who we feel need our support.
“We hope as many local groups enter the scheme as possible so that we can help people throughout the region and support varied causes that put the elderly at the heart of their work.”
The Community Champions initiative is run by all of Persimmon Homes’ 31 operating businesses together with its Plc head office, with £64,000 donated nationally every month. Since it was launched in 2015, the Community Champions scheme has donated more than £3m to around 3,500 groups.
To be considered for a £1,000 donation, people need to complete an online form explaining why their charity or group, which works with the over-70s, deserves the donation and how it would be spent. To apply to Community Champions, visit: www.persimmonhomes.com/charity