We are committed to investing in our communities and our programme is the largest of its kind in the country and is made possible through our Community Foundation. This Foundation was gifted with an endowment of £53 million to be invested and so sustain our programme in the long term.
Our community investment work has been awarded a ‘Big Tick’ two years in a row by BITC, the UK’s leading body for responsible business practice and focuses on three key areas – neighbourhoods, financial inclusion and Ready2Work.
The Neighbourhood Investment team supports young people and helps make our estates better places to live.
Many of our residents cannot access the kind of financial services we all take for granted and have to use extortionate door-step lenders etc. As a result they get into debt and can’t pay their rent.