Persimmon Homes introduces two charity schemes in response to the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic

Persimmon Homes is currently promoting the following two community charity schemes in response to COVID-19 and the hardship that the charity sector is experiencing. 

Persimmons Homes says the schemes will see millions of pounds handed out to charitable groups that are specifically supporting the under-18s and people aged over 70.

1. Building Futures

Persimmon’s Charitable Foundation has this week committed to relaunching its Building Futures scheme for 2020. As part of its sponsorship of Team GB, Persimmon will donate more than £1 million to support children in sport, health and education.

Persimmons is calling on local groups within your area which support children to apply. It can all be done online remotely at

2. Community Champions

Persimmon’s Community Champions initiative has run since 2015 and gives away £64,000 every month in single donations up to the value of £1,000. So far over £3.5 million has been donated in the UK.

Persimmon has decided that from April 2020 all funding will go directly to groups supporting the over 70s.

Applications may be made online at

Many thanks to Robin Causley of the Torbay Community Development Trust for forwarding details.

Further information about both schemes is available from Persimmon Homes.