Over £14,000 for Suffolk charities
Six Suffolk-based charities have been awarded a total of £14,199 in small grants from the Hopkins Charitable Fund.
The donations have been awarded by the Hopkins Homes grants panel, in partnership with Suffolk Community Foundation, and will support a variety of charities and community groups across the county.
The Hopkins Charitable Fund launched in October 2017 and through this the award-winning housebuilder is committed to donating £500,000 over five years to charities and good causes in Suffolk, Norfolk and Cambridgeshire. The charity tackles hard-hitting issues within the community, offering support to groups working to bring people together and improve lives.
The grants awarded in this round are:
£2,000.00 to Chapman Centre Trust for the Chapman Centre’s weekend service which supports homeless people in Ipswich.
£2,500.00 to Felixstowe Area Community Transport Ltd to support with running costs.
£2,199.00 to Lowestoft & Waveney Samaritans to support volunteer recruitment.
£2,000.00 to Suffolk Rape Crisis to provide counselling for women or girls who are survivors of sexual abuse.
£2,000.00 to Suffolk Refugee Support towards its advice service which includes a skills exchange programme.
£3,500.00 to Suffolk Young People's Health Project to support the continuation of the girls group.
Joshua Hopkins, of the Hopkins Charitable Fund, said: “We created the Hopkins Charitable Fund to support organisations who help some of the most vulnerable members of our community. These charities and groups play a vital role in establishing and protecting community spirit and supporting those in greatest need. We’re proud to support these efforts and look forward to finding out more about this valuable work.”
Stephen Singleton, Chief Executive of Suffolk Community Foundation, said: “We’ve worked close with the Hopkins Charitable Fund for a number of years. The support the fund gives charities in our area plays a vital role in their continued operation and the expansion of their programmes.”
Eligibility criteria and details about how to apply for grants can be found on the Suffolk Community Foundation website.
Hopkins Homes is the largest independent house builder in East Anglia, and one of the largest suppliers of affordable homes, providing new housing across the region. Hopkins Homes also creates and supports hundreds of jobs locally and regionally through the design and construction of its homes.
For more information about Hopkins Homes please visit www.hopkinshomes.co.uk