Calling all housing charities!

I’m very excited to announce that we have just launched our new charitable initiative, The DPS Charity Donations Fund.

The fund will be used to help support registered charities within the housing sector, such as those which help directly improve the provision of housing and those especially focused on the private rented sector.

At The DPS we are passionate about giving back to the people and communities in which we work, and recently several of the team volunteered at Caring at Christmas, a Bristol-based charity which offers accommodation to the homeless over the festive period. Helping out during Christmas really hit home how projects such as this desperately need funding, and really confirmed to us the long-term difference which our charity fund will make.

We will be awarding a total of  £80,000 a year, up to £20,000 each quarter. Charities will be chosen by a committee made up of myself, three members of The DPS Team and Isobel Thomson, Chief Executive of the National Approved Letting Scheme (NALS). We will meet every three months to compare applications and make a decision based on the aims of the charity as well as the project which requires funding.

This is the result of months of hard work from all the team and something we’re all proud to have helped achieve,

I will keep you informed of the charities that we help throughout the year.

Kevin

Charities that meet the application criteria can apply by downloading a simple form from The DPS’ website, where the deadlines and terms and conditions are also provided.