The Barratt Foundation is the new stand-alone body that represents Barratt Developments, including Barratt Homes, David Wilson Homes and Barratt London, across all of its charitable work.
Over recent years Barratt has increased the scope and scale of its charitable giving, and we want to grow it still further. The new Barratt Foundation brings a long term strategy to support charities, national and local, large and small, across the UK leaving a powerful legacy in the communities in which we operate.
The Foundation has a general charitable purpose, which means that it is able to donate to a wide variety of charities within the UK. However, the Foundation will look to provide support in some key areas, particularly through our national partnerships:
- Promoting social inclusion, with a specific focus on young people, the armed forces and the most disadvantaged and excluded in society
- Helping the environment and nature alongside our commitment to being the country’s leading national sustainable housebuilder
- Promoting physical and mental health
- Education and opportunity
For more information on each of our current national charity partners, visit the partners page. If you are a registered charity and are interested in working with us, visit the contact page.
At a local level, Barratt supports charities through its 27 divisional companies with teams raising money for charities and good causes in their areas that are close to their hearts. Barratt will also match this fundraising, helping to substantially raise the overall money which goes to the individual charities. The Foundation will continue that work.
The Foundation will also continue to support specific charities addressing individual events such as the Manchester and Westminster terrorist attacks, the Grenfell Tower tragedy and NHS Charities Together.
BARRATT AND DAVID WILSON COMMUNITY FUND
The Barratt and David Wilson Homes Community Fund helps the 27 divisions do more for local organisations and charities that matter to them. It enables each division to donate £1,000 a month to a local charity or organisation working to improve the quality of life for those living in their area.
Barratt employees work hard to raise money for chosen charities each year. By organising such events as golf days, auctions, parachute dives and a host of other activities, Barratt employees try to raise as much money as possible for these chosen charities. Like the divisional charity matching, the money raised individually by employees is matched by the Barratt Group (up to a maximum of £1,000), further boosting the amount raised.
Since 2016 our charity spend has risen substantially to £4.3million last year and we have formed 6 new national partnerships who we work closely with.