House builders create new community fund

House builders Barratt Homes and David Wilson Homes have launched a new community fund to strengthen ties with the areas in which it is building new homes.

The Barratt and David Wilson Homes Community Fund will donate £1,000 each month to a charity or organisation which improves the quality of life for those living in the region.

Jon Green, managing director of Barratt Homes and David Wilson Homes Southampton, said he was delighted to be launching the fund, which will support charities in the Isle of Wight, Hampshire, Dorset, and West Sussex.

He claimed the house builders were committed to creating a positive legacy and wanted to lead the industry not just in the quality of the homes and developments they built, but also in their work with charities and good causes throughout the UK.

Last year, £1.2 million was donated across the company in the UK, but this year the goal is to raise that figure considerably, through such work as the new Barratt David Wilson Homes Community Fund. Organisations can now apply for one of the monthly grants by emailing with details of the charity or organisation and providing details on how the donation would benefit the local community and improve lives.