Making a Difference
Our homes are important to us and our residents – but it’s the extra little things which can often make the biggest difference to quality of life.
Our Making a Difference community assistance fund is all about giving back to our residents and communities. It could be providing support for a community event, funding some new kit for a junior sports team or calling upon the varied and extensive expertise of our contractors to help improve gardens and outdoor spaces.
Funding from Wales & West Housing will help support an extension of the Willow Collective, paving the way for the creation of even more career opportunities for young people.
Nicky Hodge reveals his inspiration for starting the Willow Collective, a community mill which is providing work experience and apprenticeship opportunities in one of the most deprived areas of Rhyl.
Youth football team waives cost of kit for players thanks to Wales & West Housing funding
A youth football team founded on the ethos of equal opportunities for all waived the cost of kit for parents for the current season after receiving sponsorship from Wales & West Housing.
Art class helps ease loneliness and isolation
An art group founded by two friends who experienced life-changing events is helping to reduce loneliness and isolation and teach people new skills.
Community Assistance News
Wales Air Ambulance was one of the charities and community projects our staff helped last year as part of our Giving Something Back Days.
A South Wales marching jazz band says it’s looking forward to sounding “first-class” in the new season thanks to funding from Wales & West Housing.
Linda Downes collected a Certificate of Excellence for her volunteer work at Wales & West Housing’s Hightown Community Resource Centre in Wrexham.
Children seeking Sanctuary now have a safe place to play – thanks to support from Wales & West Housing.
Brian Valentine, founder of Shotton Town United, said the donation to cover the cost of kit for players and coaches had ‘taken a huge weight off everyone’s minds’ during the cost of living crisis.
Group of teenage girls met residents at Plas yr Ywen extra care scheme before writing about their experiences for a new book called Look at me now.
Making a Difference Impact Report
Our Making a Difference Impact Report is our annual review of some of the brilliant projects and inspiring stories which take place in our communities with a helping hand from our Making a Difference fund.
The fund is largely made up of contributions from our suppliers and contractors, who make additional contributions to our contracts when they build our homes or provide services to us.