Bicester charity receives £2,500 donation from eco-town developer A2Dominion
A Bicester-based charity has received a donation of £2,500 from A2Dominion, lead developer behind the UK's first eco town.
Skills, sustainability and second hand stuff centre Bicester Green received the money after successfully being nominated to benefit from A2Dominion’s national corporate social funding programme.
This is the second year a charity in Bicester has secured funding after volunteer group Grassroots Bicester and Bicester Green were awarded a combined £4,969 in 2014.
Announcing the good news, Louise Caves, NW Bicester Strategic Partnership Manager at A2Dominion said: “We are pleased to be able to support this charity. The funding is a fantastic result because of the huge benefits it brings to the residents of Bicester.
“The donation will help Bicester Green to deliver projects with a strong sustainability, education and community ethos for the long term benefit of local residents. As we enter into a new phase of NW Bicester, with our first residents expected to occupy their new homes at Elmsbrook later this year, we look forward to working with Bicester Green again in the future."
Bicester Green is a centre for sharing skills, sustainability and recycling where new abilities are taught in its workshop through the reuse and repair of items such as bicycles, furniture and electrical items.
It plans to use the extra funding to expand the outreach work, and woodwork and practical DIY workshops it runs, as well as increasing painting and fabric sessions.
Bicester Green manager Emma Gordon said: “We are extremely excited to hear the news about the additional funding from A2Dominion who have been a great partner in building a community, in which skills are shared and goods are reused. We will use the funding for activities which will support people to learn how to make things and to become more involved in the community.”
Commenting on A2Dominion’s corporate social funding programme, Kathryn Bull, Executive Director (Corporate Services) said: “A2Dominion is committed to supporting community led projects in the areas where it operates and that will ultimately benefit local residents and our future residents at NW Bicester.
“Over the last year, the Group has donated over £50,000 to support the work of many charities serving local residents and the wider community, and employees are encouraged to nominate the charities they would like A2Dominion to support.
“As well as supporting Bicester Green, we have also made donations to assist community services in other areas such as the Trussell Trust, a charity providing emergency food to those facing hunger, and Surrey Docks Farm, which offers educational activities for children and adults with learning difficulties.”
For more information visit www.nwbicester.co.uk.
Notes to Editors
• NW Bicester is leading investment in the future by delivering the UK’s first eco-town. NW Bicester is a partnership between A2Dominion Group (one of the country’s leading providers of high quality housing for sale, shared ownership and rent) and Cherwell District Council (the local authority).
• A2Dominion is one of the country’s leading providers of high quality housing with over 34,000 homes across London and southern England and thousands more in development. Originally established over 60 years ago, it has received numerous awards and accreditations, including ‘Investor in People Gold’ and ‘Positive about Disabled People’ status.
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