Local DJ helps SNH donate grand prizes
Published by Grand Union for Grand Union Housing Group in Communities and also in Housing
Stuart Linnell with members of the five winning projects
Local radio DJ Stuart Linnell helped social landlord South Northants Homes (SNH) to donate £5,000 to five local projects that help support tenants and the communities in which they live.
Linnell, who presents Stuart Linnell at Breakfast on BBC Radio Northampton, was on hand as SNH gave out the donations at a Charitable Donations event at their Towcester headquarters as part of their fifth birthday celebrations.
The five lucky projects were the British Red Cross who will be delivering life saving first aid courses, Free2Talk CIC who work with perpetrators of domestic abuse, Service Six who offer a parents support group to talk about their children’s self-harm, Autism Concern, who will be supporting families touched with Autism and Towcester Foodbank who will be providing Christmas food parcels to the area.
SNH’s Community Development Manager, Becky Pavey, said: “It’s fantastic to be able to help five different local projects that support our tenants and the communities where they live.
“We had numerous great projects apply for the funding and our Customer Committee had a tough decision deciding who to award the money to. Each represents a good cause and all are important to the community but they felt the successful five most matched the criteria.”
SNH was particularly looking for projects which came under the themes of financial, social and digital inclusion, skills training and volunteering.
As well as the five donations made at the event, SNH’s Community Development team donated a further £2,500 to other schemes and projects that will help the community. SNVB volunteer car scheme received £500, £1000 went to SNAST for neighbourhood watch signs and £750 was donated to Deanshanger Primary School to ensure the school crossing patrol continues for another year.
SNH’s Charitable Donations Fund has proudly supported more than 100 organisations in the district over the past five years and has already given away over £40,000 to worthwhile local groups, delivering massive support to the community.