Spire Homes on shortlist for regional award for fundraising initiative

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A housing association is celebrating as its funding initiative has been shortlisted for a regional award.

Spire Homes, which owns homes in Rutland, is in the running for the TPAS Central Excellence in the Community award for its Community Grants Fund.

The fund helps and supports tenants and wider communities with grants of up to £5,000 that will help to improve neighbourhoods, help people access education or training to get back in to work, and gives support to those who need an extra hand.

This year, to coincide with the Government’s benefit changes, grants will be more focused around getting people back in to work through training and education.

Spire Homes managing director Julie Doyle said: “We are over the moon that we have been shortlisted.

“The fund is a great way for Spire Homes to help people in our local communities and I’m pleased everyone involved has received recognition.”

The final is being held on April 12.