Members in each region have the opportunity to create and distribute a Community Benefit Fund. The fund is generated from the rebate members receive if they spend over a specified threshold on our frameworks. An additional community benefit fund is available to LHC Board member organisations.
We work with members in each region to find a local charity partner who can help them distribute grants to worthwhile projects and causes. Projects and causes must meet specific criteria determined by members, to ensure the Community Benefit Fund is used to support local needs and objectives.
In each region we appoint an independent community benefit agency to work with members to find a local charity partner.
The LHC Community Benefit Fund is a great success story for the community groups it helps across our five regions. Over the last year in excess of £325,000 has been invested in 51 community projects, targeting broad areas of need, from skills training for older men to equipment for people with dementia, community gardens to young people's facilities in deprived areas.
The Moray Schools project is a £20m primary school improvement and phased refurbishment package involving four existing primary schools within Moray, funded through the Scottish Futures Trust.
Hart Builders was appointed to the £2.17 million contract to build 13 two storey housess, a wheelchair bungalow and four flats on Russell Walk, North Berwick. Through Offsite Construction of New Homes, 18 new homes were successful built with assistance from factory-made kit of parts delivered on site, reducing development lead time in the process.