GUSTO COMMUNITY FUND

We're the Gusto Community Fund

A unique community donation project
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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 Construction employees who helped to build them.

How are grants made?

How are grants made?

The Gusto Community Fund grant-making scheme is reviewed annually and, for 2021, will provide grants of up to £500 based on single nominations made by recent buyers of a new Gusto Home, and single nominations made by members of the Gusto team that helped to build these new homes. The nominations only take a moment to make (via the link below), but must be to support local good-causes or projects and initiatives that will benefit their local community. The Fund Grant Administrators are on-hand throughout to provide any help needed, approve payment of the grants, and make any associated cheque-presentation arrangements that are agreed with recipients.

What good causes are eligible for grants?

What good causes are eligible for grants?

To be eligible to apply for a grant made on a home-owners nomination, the good causes must relate to communities within 10-miles of annually designated post-codes centred on recent Gusto Homes developments. Those post-codes for 2021 grants are NG23 7RL (Collingham, Notts) and LN1 2ZF (Woodlands Edge, Lincoln). To help the buyers of new homes, who may be new to the area, a listing of local initiatives seeking funding is available on this website (see link below). Grants can only be paid to good causes that are not directly linked to the person nominating them, and that have their own bank account (ie payments cannot be paid into an individual’s account).

How are the grants processed?

How are the grants processed?

The grants made are wholly funded by Gusto Group Ltd 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?

Why are the grants made in this way?

Gusto Group is 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) 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 Gusto construction team members reflects their role in creating the new homes, and enables them to support good-causes 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.

Sue Headshot

Sue

Grant Administrator

Sandie Headshot

Sandie

Grant Administrator

"Putting money back into the community and giving our employees the chance to do so, allows us to help make communities stronger"

Steff Wright - Chairman of Gusto Group
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Our Causes

Our Latest Supported Projects

Below is a selection of the latest projects that have received donations from the Gusto Community Fund.

Our Causes
Testimonias

Funded Projects

A selection of the projects that have typically received donations from the Gusto Community Fund, as nominated by recent buyers of a new Gusto Home or employees of Gusto Construction.

What our grant recipients say .....

Testimonias