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Miller Homes Opens Community Fund

Miller Homes has announced its Community Fund is inviting applications in a second funding round for 2023.

The next funding round for applications opens on Wednesday 13 September and groups, organisations and good causes hoping to be considered for a grant of up to £2,000 have until 25 October 2023 to apply.

Miller Homes – which is delivering new homes across Durham, Tyne and Wear and Northumberland – introduced its regional Community Fund in 2022 to help grassroots projects linked to education, wellbeing, the environment and sport across the North East.

Scout troops and charities supporting young people with life-limiting diseases were among those who benefitted from the first funding round of 2023, in May, while eight organisations received a donation of between £500 and £1,000 to help them continue their good work.

They included the Washington-based Little Onion Club, which uses gardening activities to bring the community together and promote sustainability, and the Newbiggin Heritage Partnership, which runs the local Newbiggin Maritime Centre.

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Doing Good, One Organisation At A Time

Other beneficiaries included Durham’s Laurel Avenue Community Association, Ringway Primary School at Choppington and the second Herrington Scout Group HQ from Sunderland.

Health-related charities were also successful, with Newcastle-based FANS (Families1st4Additionalneeds), which supports people and their families dealing with autism and other neurological conditions, Tyneside Women’s Health and The Nicole and Jessica Rich Foundation were also among the beneficiaries.

And the largest payment went to Byker-based organisation, Tyneside Women’s Health to help the group continue the delivery of its Sunday Lunch Group.

Miller Homes sales director for the North East, Aisling Ramshaw, said:

“The Community Fun is our way of supporting the people and good causes of the North East.

“We build houses for people – and those people matter to us,” she said.

“We want to see them, their families and their communities thrive – after all, they are our communities too.

“Our Community Fund is there to help, so we would urge any grassroots projects linked to education, wellbeing, the environment and sport which haven’t already applied to do so now – it could make all the difference to them.”

Applications for the second round of funding close on Wednesday 25 October, after which donations up to a maximum of £2,000 will be awarded to the successful applicants.

To make an application to the Miller Homes Community Fund visit here