Builder seeks Banbury causes to support

A leading regional builder is inviting Banbury good causes to bid for £1,000 of funding.

Persimmon Homes Midlands is urging community groups and charities from the area to apply for match-funding donations from its Community Champions scheme.

The fund was launched in March 2015 to support grassroots activities that improve the quality of life for local people.

Local groups and charities can bid for cash from a £720,000 national fund, with two donations of up to £1,000 being made locally every month on a match-funding basis.

Claire Davidson, head of sales at Persimmon Homes Midlands, said:

“Our Community Champions scheme has certainly struck a chord with many charities and worthy causes, with hundreds of nominations being made nationally every month.”

“We are currently building new homes at our Hanwell Chase development in Banbury and would love to see a local group benefiting from the available funding. We are determined to donate 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. It is also really simple to apply for, with groups and charities invited to visit and complete an online application form.”

Charities helped by Persimmon Homes Midlands during the past 12 months include Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance, Step by Step Dance School Bicester and YoungDementia UK.