Local charities receive £85,000 boost from housebuilder

15 charities have received an £85,000 boost as part of local housebuilder’s charitable initiatives across 2022.

Barratt Developments Yorkshire East Managing Director, Daniel Smith

Each year, Barratt Developments Yorkshire East, which includes Barratt Homes and David Wilson Homes, works to support charities and organisations across East Yorkshire through its charitable initiatives.

Amongst those that received the housebuilder’s support over the past 12 months includes York-based charity, The Island, which received a £25,000 donation in order to help them continue to deliver much-needed support for disadvantaged children and young people across the area. The money meant that The Island was able to support more than 35 new children and young people, enabling them to benefit from valuable mentoring sessions, which resulted in gaining confidence, resilience and improving their self-esteem.

Late last year, Barratt Developments Yorkshire East gathered over 300 guests to the York Racecourse for its annual Red Ball event, in order to raise funds and awareness for its charity of the year, Yorkshire Air Ambulance. An impressive £45,000 was raised, and £10,000 of this was donated in honour of the division’s former Managing Director, Paul Newman to Sepsis UK.

Barratt Developments, which includes Barratt Homes and David Wilson Homes brands, also makes regular donations through its monthly Community Fund initiative. A £1,500 donation, which increased from £1,000 in July, has been awarded to Yorkshire East charities promoting mental and physical wellbeing, equality, employability and care for local people. This included providing funding to crucial children’s charities such as the Family Fund Trust, an organisation that works to provide grants for families raising disabled or seriously ill children and young people in York. The housebuilder also regularly supports environmental charities, including the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust and Whitby Wildlife Sanctuary, as well as York Sands, a local stillbirth and neonatal charity.

As the UK’s leading housebuilder, Barratt Developments Yorkshire East recognises that community and identity are key to making a house a home, with a central aspect of this approach focusing on the creation of positive places and better living.

Daniel Smith, Managing Director of Barratt Developments Yorkshire East commented: “We are so delighted to be able to support all these charities with our Community Fund each year. Each of the charities work so hard to improve the lives and wellbeing of those across the Yorkshire East region and we hope that these donations will allow them to continue to support as many people as possible. We look forward to continuing with our charity initiatives as we move through 2023.”

Barratt Developments, which includes Barratt Homes and David Wilson Homes brands, has a selection of developments available across the region. For more information, please visit www.barratthomes.co.uk and www.dwh.co.uk