Our Community Impact Fund receives more than £8000 from Jewson Partnership Solutions
Jewson Partnership Solutions have contributed more than £8000 towards supporting community projects which benefit our customers.
Since April 2021, Jewson Partnership Solutions (JPS) have been our main materials supplier and together we have launched an innovative smart lockers partnership which has streamlined our repairs and maintenance service.
As part of the tender process, Jewson Partnership Solutions committed to making an annual payment to our Community Impact Fund in the form of a social value rebate. The value of the rebate is linked to the sales turnover in our contract with Jewson Partnership Solutions.
Our Community Impact Fund offers grants of up to £500 to community groups and organisations whose projects benefit our customers and their local communities.
The fund is aimed at supporting the work of tenant and resident groups, local charities, voluntary and community groups, and organisations who operate in our areas to develop projects that deliver outcomes that benefit our customers and the communities we work in.
Our Director of Repairs and Maintenance, Andrew Rossiter, said: “Working with Jewson Partnership Solutions has brought many benefits to our colleagues and most importantly to our customers.
“Not only have they helped us increase the number of repair and maintenance jobs which are completed ‘right first time’, through our smart lockers initiative, but we have also seen a substantial contribution made to our Community Impact Fund.
“So far, our Community Impact Fund has sponsored a Christmas meal for older people with mobility issues; supported a project which works to reduce food waste and provides work experience for those looking to get back into employment and has helped a community larder. Thanks to Jewson, we will now be able to support more projects in the communities where our customers live.”
We have recently received the social value rebate for the January – December 2022 period of our contract with Jewson Partnership Solutions. As a result of this, our Community Impact Fund has been bolstered by an £8,343.71 contribution from Jewson Partnership Solutions. This money will now be put towards funding projects, in the financial year 2023-24, that directly benefits our customers.
Stephanie Bailey, Partnership Account Manager at Jewson Partnership Solutions, adds: “The local communities in which we live and work are so important to JPS.
“We are therefore delighted to be working in partnership with GreenSquareAccord and are proud to able to contribute towards some fantastic community projects that are being delivered in the community. We look forward to supporting many more projects in the future.”
You can find out more about our Community Impact Fund here.