GOOD causes in Ross-on-Wye are invited to share in the success of the Edenstone Group by applying for a grant from the Edenstone Foundation.
The Edenstone Group, currently creating a vibrant new community at St Mary’s Garden Village in Ross-on-Wye, achieved record results in the year ended April 2019.
A proportion of the proceeds of every home sold by the Edenstone Group goes to the Edenstone Foundation, with staff also fundraising to support good causes.
Over the past year the foundation has gifted more than £40,000 to good causes.
Applications for funding are now open with good causes across South Wales and the South West of England invited to apply, including those in areas where the Edenstone Group is building, such as Ross-on-Wye.
Martin Taylor, managing director of the Edenstone Group, explained:
“The Edenstone Group has achieved rapid growth in recent years. To give something back and help communities share in our success we established the Edenstone Foundation.
“A proportion of the proceeds of every home we sell is gifted to the foundation to be distributed to community groups, charities and other good causes in the areas where we live and work.
“It’s our way of extending the support we offer communities and helping to make a real difference to people’s lives. Applications are now open and we are eager to hear about projects, groups and individuals local to where we are building that could benefit from a grant from the Edenstone Foundation.”
The Edenstone Foundation is looking to offer three community grants of up to £5,000, as well as ten smaller grants of £1,000.
Applications for funding should be made via the Edenstone Foundation website.
There are four application rounds each year (March, June, September and January) after which applications are reviewed and grants issued.
The next round of funding will be allocated in mid to late January, with all requests assessed on an individual basis. Any monies allocated must be spent within 12 months.
Previously the Edenstone Foundation has partnered with homelessness charity The Wallich and Compassion UK.
The foundation’s makeover of an outdoor area at Birchgrove Comprehensive School was recognised in the WalesOnline Property Awards.
It has also supported an appeal for a specially adapted wheelchair for a young adult with Spinal Muscular Atrophy.