Our Wates Giving programme aims to invest around £1.4 million in community projects every year through Major Awards, Employee Sponsored Awards and Other Awards.
We invest in initiatives proposed and championed by Wates people. Their knowledge, experience and commitment to the local communities where they live and work means they can identify initiatives that make a lasting difference. Since 2008 we have invested over £8m in community projects.
We have 6 key themes:
We back the personal causes that Wates people support with their own time and resources. We provide Match Funding for both fundraising initiatives and charitable donations through the Give As You Earn scheme. We award Community Grants in support of the organisations Wates employees volunteer regularly with and provide Sports Sponsorship awards to employees or their direct family members who compete at a national level.
These awards support the personal causes of the Wates Family.
Wates Giving forms a vital part of the Wates Family's approach to being responsible business owners. The programme's priority is to empower initiatives that make a real difference to society.
Please find a link to our latest newsletter - Autumn 2014.
Since Wates Giving was set up in 2008, we have been proud to support over 300 organisations through our awards programme.