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Barratt Homes offer up £1,000 cash pots to Salford groups

Housebuilder Barratt Homes has thrown open applications to it’s ‘legacy fund’ and local community groups can bid for up to £1,000.

Barratt is building 94 homes on the former Walkden High School site in Walkden.

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Community groups, charities, schools and colleges in and around Salford are being invited to come forward to apply for the new funds available.

The Barratt Legacy Programme scheme, founded in 2010 by Managing Director Neil Goodwin, has donated over £120,000 to community projects across the region so far.

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Groups can apply for a financial contribution of £1-£1000 to help enhance the area in which they live, whether that be providing a charitable service, enhancing the local environment, or offering educational facilities.

Through the programme the house builder offers everything from building materials and skilled tradesmen to training and even cash donations for community projects.

Barratt Homes Manchester Managing Director, Neil Goodwin said: “We don’t want to simply build homes and move on; our vision is to build the homes of the future where people want to live and to leave a lasting legacy in those areas.

“Barratt Manchester Legacy Programme is incredibly important to our business and we are now pleased to invite funding requests for the next financial year.

“Whilst we can’t help every not-for-profit project or organisation that applies – we consider every single case very carefully, and take immense pride in the small contributions we are able to make.”

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