£93,000, donated to the local community!
A unique fund to support our local communities.
The Gusto Community Fund is administered by the Collingham Community Trust and is uniquely distributed through the nominations of recent buyers of a new Gusto Home, and the nominations of the Gusto Group employees who helped to build them.
How are grants made?
The Gusto Community Fund is reviewed annually and is mainly aimed at supporting good causes or projects local to Gusto Group’s operating businesses. These are currently located at Collingham, Balderton and Worksop, Nottinghamshire. Potential grant recipients are invited to apply, once they have been nominated to do so by the employees of Gusto Group Ltd, Gusto Construction Ltd and Rototek Ltd, or by buyers of a new Gusto Home. The nominations only take a moment to make using the link below, or via the Fund Grant Administrators who are on-hand throughout to provide any help needed; they also approve payment of the grants, and make any associated cheque-presentation arrangements that are agreed with recipients
What good causes are eligible for grants?
To be eligible to apply for a grant, the good causes should ideally be local to Collingham, Balderton or Worksop, Notts areas, or local to where the nominating Gusto team-member or home-buyer lives. To help those making the nominations to identify suitable recipients, listings of initiatives previously supported or known to be seeking funding are available on this website via the main menu. Grants can only be paid to good causes that are not directly linked to the person nominating them, and must have their own bank account (ie payments cannot be paid into an individual’s account). Home-buyers can make their nominations at any time. For employees, a grant-making cycle takes place in the Autumn of each year when employees are invited to make their nominations; in the event of multiple nominations being made, there is an upper limit of £2,000 in any one year that will be paid to any single recipient or linked recipients.
How are the grants processed?
The grants made are wholly funded by Gusto Group companies through a ring-fenced grant donated annually to registered local charity Collingham Community Trust (CCT). On behalf of the Gusto Community Fund, and assisted pro-bono by the Fund’s two grant administrators, the CCT processes nominations made, invites applications from eligible beneficiaries, and makes the grant payments. No administration costs are involved, allowing 100% of the annual grant to be allocated to local community initiatives.
Why are the grants made in this way?
Gusto Group companies are keen to support local communities in the areas in which it operates. By involving the buyers of new homes in making grant nominations (one per household, which must be taken-up within 18 months following completion) to local third-party good causes, and community-based initiatives helps them to make new friends and support their new neighbourhood. The nominations made by the Gusto Group companies employees, each of which results in a grant of £250 being paid to their nominated good cause, enables them to support the communities close to where they live or work.
Meet the Gusto Community Fund Team
Sue and Sandie manage the fund on behalf of the Collingham Community Trust, working with the Gusto staff and selected projects.
Our Latest Supported Projects
Below is a selection of the latest projects that have received donations from the Gusto Community Fund.
Glencoe Mountain Rescue Team.
Sleaford Hearing Voices.
Barnby Road Food.
Besthorpe Nature Reserve.
Lincolnshire Wildlife Park 2.
Lincolnshire Wildlife Park.
Happy Culture Café.
Friends of North Clifton Primary School.
DRAVET SYNDROME UK.
NEWARK TOWN UNDER 11 GIRLS.
Men In Sheds.
Chuter Ede Primary School.
1st Farnsfield Scout Group.
John Blow Primary School.
Beaumond House Hospice Care.
Halfway Home Dog Rescue.
Faldingworth Memorial Hall.
Newark Women’s Aid.
Welton FiSH (Food in School Holidays).
Newark Community First Aid.
Bomber County Gateway Trust.
Collingham Football and Sports Club.
Collingham Village Care.
Children’s Bereavement Centre.
South Clifton Pavilion.
“We would like to pass on sincere thanks from all at Newark Women’s Aid to everyone at Gusto for their very generous donation of £500, which will really help us to continue supporting women and children who have been made homeless as a result of domestic violence. Thank you all so much for choosing to support our charity.”
“I would just like to say a big thank you to Dave who nominated St Barnabas Hospice to receive the Gusto Community Fund donation of £500. It is quite humbling to see how our supporters are still supporting us during the Coronavirus.”
“We are very grateful to the Gusto community Fund for their donation to South Clifton Coronation Hall, we are currently undergoing some major renovation works and this money will be put towards a new car park in order to make the venue accessible for all.”
“Thanks to wonderful people like you, our family support team can be there to offer vital emotional support to children and families going through some of the toughest times they’ll ever face. Whether its spreading joy and laughter at our big Christmas party or offering invaluable counselling to parents or carers who are going through a difficult diagnosis, none of it would be possible without people like you.”