Our CSR programme is committed to giving back to each of the local communities in which we build. During the construction phase of each development, we donate money to a charity or education provider in the local area of the site. It is our aim to have a positive impact on education in the local community.
Across 2021 we’re proud to have donated over £16,000 in conjunction with our construction partners and given back to the following communities:
At Sidcup Logistics Park, we teamed up with the main contractor, Howard Russel Construction, to donate £1,500 to SupaJam Education.
Founded in 2013, SupaJam Education is a unique educational provider set up for students aged 16-25 who have previously fallen out of formal education. The amazing students often have some form of social, emotional, or behavioural challenge to overcome, and SupaJam gives them a safe home to reignite their desire to learn, grow and ultimately progress to work or Higher Education. With a key focus on music, SupaJam put this donation toward their annual White Heart music festival, the most prestigious day on the Supajam calendar, and a day that allows the students to showcase their skills to the community.
PACT for Autism
The team at Harlow Gate have donated £1,000 to PACT for Autism (parents and children together).
PACT for Autism is a charity providing support for families and carers of individuals within the autism spectrum and similar conditions. The charity was founded in 2012 by a group of parents who wanted to improve education, health and social care services, and provide families with opportunities to thrive within an inclusive society. They provide support and information to enable parents and carers to feel empowered to achieve the best outcomes for their family. The donation was put towards a pantomime at the local playhouse. It enabled a block booking to bring families together for one night to share the fun of the pantomime.
Elmtree Infant School
Down in Chesham the Aerial Park team donated £1,000 to Elmtree Infant School.
Elmtree pride themselves as being a caring and happy place of learning where all children feel safe and secure. They are all committed to ensuring that the children are happy, healthy and working towards meeting their potential. Elmtree work to ensure that all the children enjoy coming to school and that they are given as many opportunities as possible to achieve their personal best and learn the skills they need to be able to continue their learning throughout their life. The donation is going toward replacing equipment in the playground. The climbing frame was damaged and is a health and safety hazard to the children, so the funds will go toward its replacement.
MAP helps young people (11-25) have better lives; to grow up to be confident, contributing adults and to make positive choices about their future. MAP help young people with issues relating to employment, education/training, money, housing, welfare rights, health, sexuality, gender, relationships and parenting. They deliver free, independent advice, guidance and advocacy; counselling; youth work activities; informal education and accredited learning to over 4,000 young people annually. The donation has gone toward their advice services. Young people can drop in and speak with a trained advisor about any issues they are experiencing. The £2,000 will help to provide approximately 57 hours of support to young people in need.
Norwich Nighthawks are a local dodgeball team, they have just launched a junior club to go alongside their adult club, which is one of the largest dodgeball clubs in the country. Having funding to do this allows them to open access to the sport among those who could not normally afford the financial commitments of sport and fund/showcase the sport as serious and beneficial for everyone. The donation will open their doors further across Norwich and Norfolk and tap into areas within communities it normally wouldn’t reach.
Liverpool Lions Rugby League Club
The team at Mersey Reach Phase 2, in Liverpool have donated £1,000 to the Liverpool Lions Rugby League Club.
Established in 2008, Liverpool Lions are Liverpool’s only active Rugby League club. Their aim is to provide an outlet into the great game of rugby league for all ages, boys, girls, men and women in Liverpool. The money will go towards helping them grow the club and enable them to deliver Rugby League to more people through qualifying more coaches, helping them keep the sport more affordable to our participants.
St. Basils works with young people aged 16-25 who are homeless or at risk of homelessness, helping over 5,000 young people per year across the West Midlands region.
Walmley Golf Foundation CIC
The foundation was created with the aim of making golf more accessible and beneficial to the local and extended community. Since launching they have worked with over 40 local organisations ranging from primary and secondary schools, youth groups, the NHS, adult community groups and respite centres. The foundation is committed to improving the lives in their community through golf.
Diverse Abilities enables children and adults with disabilities to achieve their full potential by providing a lifetime of sustainable support and educational services. The donation went to their Sibling STARS Project which is for children and young people that have a brother or sister with a disability. The project consists of a 12-week after-school programme, as well as three day trips during the year.
Cheltenham Open Door
Cheltenham Open Door supports vulnerable, disadvantaged and lonely people and aim to relieve poverty, hardship and social or emotional distress. They are based in the heart of Cheltenham and provide excellent hot food for anyone who needs it, as well as food parcels, clean clothes, shoes and outdoor kit if needed. The donation allowed Open Door to purchase physical items for their new premises such as laundry facilities, IT equipment, outdoor furniture and games.
Everyone is given a warm welcome at Open Door, regardless of their circumstances.