Larkfleet Homes won the ‘corporate social responsibility’ category at the recent Peterborough Business Awards. The award was mostly in recognition of the contribution that the company is making to local ‘good causes’ through the Larkfleet Homes Community Fund.
The company set up the fund because it believes that when it builds new homes for people, it should help to develop robust, living communities as well.
The fund supports charitable projects that enhance or develop local communities. Any charitable cause or community project operating within ten miles of any Larkfleet Homes or Allison Homes development can apply for these grants.
Larkfleet works in partnership with Cambridgeshire Community Foundation which manages the fund independently of the business. Grants of between £250 and £5,000 (more in exceptional circumstances) are awarded on a quarterly basis – details are at here.
Small grants of less than £250 are administered directly by Larkfleet Homes because many small groups, seeking small donations, may not be able to meet all the requirements of the Cambridgeshire Community Foundation’s application process. Applicants who want to apply for funding of less than £250 can fill in the form at the website at here.
The fund has welcomed applications from groups that promote the environment, support residents or bring communities together.