Kelly Gardens housebuilder launches community fund

Good causes in and around Tavistock are being invited to apply for a share in a Community Fund launched this week by specialist retirement housebuilder Blue Cedar Homes.

The brand new Project Community Fund makes available £5,000 for community-nominated causes situated within approximately three miles of Kelly Gardens, the collection of 12 freehold detached houses for the over 55s being constructed by Blue Cedar Homes adjacent to the beautiful grounds of the former Kelly College. Kelly Gardens will complete in Spring 2019.

Local people can nominate causes such as schools, sports clubs, voluntary groups and charities. Up to three local groups or organisations will be selected to receive funding. Tavistock Town Council will assist in the selection process.

Blue Cedar Homes has set up the Project Community Fund as part of its 10th anniversary celebrations and will apply it to every new development it undertakes. Nick Hole, Blue Cedar Homes Managing Director, said: “As a responsible developer, we have always worked hard to support the communities where we build new homes and have sponsored many great causes over the years, ranging from bowling clubs and community shops, to football teams and breast cancer facilities.

‘The Blue Cedar Homes Project Community Fund consolidates our community funding to make it easier for residents and groups to access. The Fund is entirely separate from any planning obligations and has been created because we believe in being a good neighbour and responsible community member.

“This special time for our company is made even more so by the launch of the Community Fund and I am extremely proud to invite the first round of applications.”

Applications to the Blue Cedar Homes Community Fund can be made by contacting Tracy.Edwards@Bluecedarhomes.co.uk before 31 January 2019.

Funding allocation will be determined by Blue Cedar Homes in collaboration with Tavistock Town Council and announced on completion of construction at Kelly Gardens.

For more information on the Community Fund, visit www.bluecedarhomes.co.uk/community_fund