Leading housing association VIVID has awarded its final donation in its £125,000 fund for community groups that are helping to support people in need across Hampshire and Berkshire during the coronavirus pandemic – and it has plans to do more to help for the long-term.
VIVID has continued to support Basingstoke Foodbank by providing them with a more permanent base, allowing the foodbank to continue its operations, and meet the increase in demand for its services during this difficult time. The move follows the £24,000 funding and temporary warehouse space provided back in May by VIVID.
Mark Perry, Chief Executive of VIVID said: “We welcome the changes that the government’s Social Housing White Paper sets out and the increased focus on consumer standards, resident engagement and involvement, something many in the sector are already doing."
Mark Perry led an insightful conversation and Q&A session with Mary Portas, to delve into how we can continue to deliver the best services in these changing and challenging times.
Over the past twelve months, VIVID has fundraised £10,000 for its official charity of the year, Veterans in Action. The housing association signed Veterans in Action as its charity of the year after staff voted overwhelmingly for supporting the organisation’s fantastic work helping veterans adjust to civilian life.