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Cash boost for Banbury causes

Added on: 15th August, 2017 by Caroline_9383

Cash boost for Banbury causes

Last Updated:
Tue, 15 August 2017

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Two Banbury organisations are the latest good causes to benefit from grants from a leading Midlands housebuilder.

Dogs for Good and The Mill Arts Centre Trust have each been awarded £1,000 as part of the Persimmon Homes Midlands Community Champions scheme.

The national match-funding programme seeks to support groups and charities working to improve the quality of life or environment for local people.

Duncan Shaw, director in charge for Persimmon Homes Midlands, said: “Community Champions aims to help groups and charities that make a real difference to the lives of local people.

“When ordinary people are giving up their time to improve their communities, they deserve our thanks and backing.”

Dogs for Good provides support for adults and children with a range of disabilities, providing trained dogs to help people overcome specific challenges and enrich and improve their lives.

The charity is heavily dependent on public donations to continue its vital work within the community. Information on how to support Dogs for Good can be found on the website

The Mill Arts Centre Trust provides a range of opportunities for creative activities for all ages and abilities in Banbury.

A £1,000 windfall from Persimmon Homes will help towards the development of the trust’s family learning programme, which aims to increase levels of social engagement and wellbeing for local families.

More information about the trust can be found at

Community groups, charities and good causes across the county have benefitted thanks to the donations from Persimmon Homes. Organisations can apply for funding by completing a simple online form at

The scheme invites local groups and charities to bid for cash from a £750,000 national fund, with two donations of up to £1,000 being made locally each month.

Persimmon Homes Midlands operates new homes developments across Northamptonshire, Bedfordshire and Oxfordshire.

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