Platform has reported that throughout the financial year 2022-2023, it gave £138,999.80 to nearly 100 community projects.
This figure represents 98 separate contributions to charity, clubs and societies across the UK as part of its Community Fund, which both the home ownership and the housing association parts of the organisation has supported.
Examples of the projects supported include a bereavement café, a primary school community garden and a charity that provides specialist equipment for disabled and terminally ill children.
As well as this, Platform donated a further £10,000 to its Warm Community Hub funding initiative, which aims to support vulnerable and isolated people, as well as those on lower incomes, at a time when the cost of living continues to be a daily challenge.
Throughout the year, many Platform employees have undertaken a variety of challenges to help raise money towards charitable donations.
Such pursuits have included climbing 15 peaks in 24 hours and 223-mile bike ride, raising money for an NHS trust and children’s charity respectively.
Chris Pinson-Bradley, Community Engagement Manager at Platform, said: “To be able to not only contribute to so many worthwhile causes, but also making a tangible and lasting difference to dozens of communities is incredibly enriching.
“It’s important to us to look after the areas we operate in, especially those who are either most in need or vulnerable.
“In a time of economic uncertainty, to know that we’re impacting positively in these areas is as rewarding as it is important.”