Hopkins Homes Building Communities Fund

Hopkins Homes Building Communities Fund

 

Hopkins Homes' Cambridgeshire Charity of the Year

 

Hopkins Homes is the largest independent house builder in East Anglia. As a company we pride ourselves not only on the quality of the homes we create, but the strength of our links to the local community. We have a number of developments in Cambridgeshire boasting award-winning homes of character and individuality; these include:

 

 

 

Our dedication to quality is demonstrated by some of the awards the company has achieved including the prestigious Seal of Excellence and Pride in the Job Awards from the NHBC in 2016, Best Development in the Sunday Times British Homes, Housebuilder and Whathouse? Awards 2015 and the LABC Building Excellence Award 2015.

 

As a member of the community Hopkins Homes regularly supports charitable causes. In 2016 a Building Communities Fund was established for Suffolk with grants distributed to a number of causes, including a Women’s Refuge in Bury St Edmunds, Ipswich Housing Action Group and Suffolk Young People’s Health Project.

 

This year sees the launch of our first Cambridgeshire Charity of the Year campaign during which we will be distributing £10,000 between three, from a possible six, Cambridgeshire based charities chosen by the public.

 

With the help of the Cambridgeshire Community foundation we have identified a shortlist of six charities and are asking local residents to vote for their preferred cause.  The charity with the most votes will receive £7000, the second most - £2000 and third most - £1000. The six chosen charities are:

 

 

You can cast your vote at the bottom of this page or by viewing this link: http://www.hopkinshomescharity.co.uk/ 

However you may wish to take a moment to read about each charity, what they do and how they would spend the money if they won the vote. 

 

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 Hopkins Homes visits Suffolk good causes ahead of applications opening for second round of grants

 The executive chairman of Hopkins Homes, James Hopkins, visited good causes throughout Suffolk last week ahead of the call for applications to the second round of grants to the Hopkins Homes Building Communities Fund.

The housebuilders established a community fund worth £250,000 last year to provide grants of up to £2,000 to good causes that bring communities together throughout Suffolk. The first round of grants handed out a total of £15,000 to nine charities and community groups across the region in January earlier this year.

Mr Hopkins was introduced to a number of causes throughout the day by members of the Suffolk Community Foundation. The causes included:

 

·           Bury Women’s Aid - A charity working with women and their children who are victims of domestic abuse in Bury St Edmunds.

·         The Mix - An organisation based in Stowmarket that aims to support young people in Suffolk, providing a place where young people can feel inspired, develop their confidence and experience creativity.

·          Suffolk Young People’s Health Project – A project which provides a range of services to the most vulnerable, disadvantaged young people in Suffolk.

·         Ipswich Housing Action Group – An independent charity with a focus on campaigning for and on behalf of marginalised, especially single homeless, adults. Each year they deliver hostel accommodation for 80 people.

James Hopkins, executive chairman of Hopkins Homes, said: “As a local housebuilder we understand just how important a strong community plays in our quality of lives. 

“I am delighted to see so many causes throughout our region tackling issues that really make a difference to their community and reach out to the most vulnerable members of our society. I am always keen to learn about the fantastic work they do.

 “We are inviting good causes and organisations to apply for a grant of up to £2,000 from the Hopkins Homes Building Communities Fund from 25 April 2016. We will be announcing the second round of grants later this summer.”

Charities and community groups can bid for a share of the fund from 25 April 2016 by contacting the Suffolk Community Foundation on 01473 602602 or emailing grants@suffolkcf.org.uk. The deadline for submissions is Monday 6 June 2016.

Further details of how to apply and eligibility criteria can be found on the Hopkins Homes website www.hopkinshomes.co.uk/bcf and www.suffolkcf.org.uk/apply/grants.  

 

 

Media contact: Ryan Hyman, 01733 207338, ryan@athene-communications.co.uk