Larkfleet Homes has made a series of grants totaling over £2,000 to charitable projects in Eye with another £40,000 still available for local groups and causes through its new community fund.
The first five projects to receive support from the fund are:
£320.00 to cover a banner, flag and pole.
Eye Guides and Senior Section.
£420.00 to buy a banner and flags for guides and new senior section.
Car Dyke Rainbows
£220.00 funding for official rainbow Flag and rainbow banner.
George Matthews Friendship Club
£435.00 to purchase a screen and projector in order to hold film afternoons and other events.
Eye Community Runners
£636.00 to provide a shelter for bad weather as well as 25 safe javelins.
Larkfleet Homes’ community fund offers up to £500 for each new market house build by the company on sites for which it has acquired planning permission since 2013. In total, the fund for Eye totals is £42,000, made up of contributions from the two sites on Thorney Road where Larkfleet Homes is building. Each fund is paid out in phases with 25% being paid upon the occupation of the first home, a further 25% upon occupation of 25% of the homes and 50% upon the first occupation of the remaining 75%.
Karl Hick, Larkfleet CEO, said: “We all know that there is a desperate shortage of houses in this country and in this area. But we must also recognise that the challenge is more than about building houses – it is about creating communities. We need to ensure that new developments contribute to and integrate quickly with existing communities and are built with minimal disruption to local people. The Larkfleet Community Fund aims to address this issue and offers communities opportunities to bid for financial support for projects and causes that deliver at the local level.”
David Richmond the chair of Eye Community Runners said, “We are delighted that we have been chosen to receive an award from Larkfleet’s Community Fund. It will be a big help to our organisation and means that we can now provide a shelter for our runners at events during the bad weather and now include an additional and exciting activity for the junior section with the use of safe javelins.”