14 April 2020
Charity funding for the under-18s and people aged over 70

These are very difficult times and as local communities take action to contain the outbreak of Covid- 19, Persimmon Homes is keenly aware that the charity sector is experiencing particular hardship.

With this in mind, we wanted to share details of two amazing charity schemes that Persimmon is actively operating, which will see millions of pounds handed out to groups supporting – specifically the under-18s and people aged over 70.

I’m emailing to ask if you can help us to promote the two schemes to your local residents. 8848 is Persimmon’s PR agency and we work closely with them to publicise the schemes and attract as many applications as possible.

Building Futures

Persimmon’s Charitable Foundation has this week committed to relaunching its Building Futures scheme for 2020. As part of its sponsorship of Team GB, Persimmon will donate more than £1 million to support children in sport, health and education.

We are calling on local groups within your area which support under-18s to apply. It can all be done online remotely at www.persimmonhomes.com/building-futures.

Community Champions

Persimmon’s Community Champions initiative has run since 2015 and gives away £64,000 every month in single donations up to the value of £1,000. So far over £3.5 million has been donated in the UK.

Persimmon has decided that from April 2020 all funding will go directly to groups supporting the over 70s.

However, we need your help to find these groups. If you know of any, can you let them know that funding is available? Again, they can apply online at www.persimmonhomes.com/community-champions

Thank you once again for your time and please let me know if I can provide any further information.

Kind Regards

Caroline Garbett - Account Director

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