Miller Homes to donate £10K to charities in the North East

The first round of applications are open, with the second to open in September.

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Miller Homes, one of the region’s leading housebuilders will be donating £10,000 to North East based charities.

The housing development company has pledged to donate the cash, which will come from its Community Fund to groups, organisations and good causes, through two rounds of funding.

Their Community Fund was introduced to the region last year, to help grassroots projects linked to education, wellbeing, the environment, and sports across the North East.

Seven beneficiaries in the North East have been supported by Miller Homes, including Learning for Life which is based in Consett. Learning for Life secured a £2,000 grant which went towards creating a specially designed sensory room at Disability North in Newcastle, and the purchasing of interactive and simulating equipment - which incorporated lights, sounds and textures.

Sunderland Community Soup Kitchen also received £600 from Miller Homes’ Community Fund towards purchasing food stock. Contributions have also been made to Life Kitchen CIC, Beehive Early Years, County Durham Foodbank and Belmont United Football Club.

North East charities have now been invited by Miller Homes to apply, with the first round now open. Applications must be submitted no later than Wednesday, May 3. The second round of funding will open for applications in September.

Miller Homes’ regional managing director, Patrick Arkle explained that communities are first and foremost about the people who live in them.

He said: “What matters to them matters to us and our aim, through the Community Fund, is to support them in the most effective way possible.

“Groups across the North East are undertaking vital work, from supporting children with medical or education needs to encouraging outdoor activities and our Community Fund is there to help them, so we would urge them to apply.”

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To make an application to the Miller Homes Community Fund, please visit their website.

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