A picture of Community benefits

Sanctuary goes beyond constructing new homes, we also fund community projects in the neighbourhoods where we work and draw on commitments from our development partners including manpower, materials and equipment.

The case studies below demonstrate some of the links we have and the range of community projects we help to deliver:

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Bretch Hill, Banbury

Sanctuary joined forces with local construction company G Purchase to install 15 solar photovoltaic panels at the Sunshine Centre, which provides essential local services for children and families. The solar panels will help to reduce utility bills and allow the centre to reinvest savings into providing more services.

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Ganstead Grove, Hull

As part of a 54-home development, we supported a local youth project to provide a barbecue area for their community garden. This involved the provision of materials and the workforce demonstrating how to build it.

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Lynn Road, Ely

Fen House Brain Injury Rehabilitation Trust in Ely, Cambridgeshire, received an outdoor makeover to improve the gardens for centre users, families and visitors to enjoy. The £9,000 project was supported by staff from Sanctuary Housing, local businesses and community partners.

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Fulbourne Road, London

As part of a development of 107 affordable rent and shared ownership homes for local people, contractors Ardmore Construction created 20 new apprenticeships. To help residents into the roles, a jobs fair was held at the College of Haringey in Enfield, together with workshops and pre-training opportunities. Former Mayor of London Boris Johnson visited the homes to meet future residents.