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Our Social Impact

We aim to make a positive difference to customers and communities through all our work.

As one of the largest property management, development and leisure businesses in the UK we have a responsibility to ensure our products and services make a positive impact on people, places and the planet. Creating social value for customers and communities is at the heart of our approach.

Across the Group, we deliver a wide range of social value activity through our core work in creating thriving communities as well as through the Places Impact Group function and Places Foundation Group charity.

The Places Impact Group function works with all our businesses to help measure, multiply and maximise social value. This includes delivering social value by providing grants, volunteering opportunities and fundraising to make a positive difference to people’s lives

The Group charity the Places Foundation is an independent charitable organisation which provides grants and social investment to ‘improve the lives of people and communities that have experienced disadvantage and are furthest from the labour market’.

Social impact outcomes delivered

Generated £165M in social value

Helped over 9,000 people who were homeless or at risk of being homeless

Created more than 7,000 opportunities for young people

Supported 20,900 people through COVID-19 emergency response projects

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How we make a difference

Across our org​anisation, we deliver lots of activities that make a difference by providing grants, volunteering opportunities and fundraising to help people overcome barriers to reach their potential. 

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Supporting better health and wellbeing

Through grants and Community Investment we are delivering a wide range of activities to support health and wellbeing. 

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Providing opportunities to access education, training and employment

We are committed to improving access to training and jobs, improving employability, volunteering opportunities, and developing new skills.

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Strengthening financial and digital inclusion

Being unable to manage your home and money can have devastating results. Similarly, digital exclusion can cause social isolation and prevent people from accessing essential information and services. We are responding to these challenges by offering money advice, getting customers online, and signposting for debt advice.

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Building sustainable and resilient communities

Sustainable communities need a thriving voluntary and community sector. In 19/20 our community Investment Fund provided over £550K in funding for local charities and community projects.

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Our Community Projects

We have worked in our communities to prioritise social and support activities across a wide range of areas. We have launched a range of projects for our customers that offer employment support, digital training and wellbeing.

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Are you a charity? A social enterprise? A community group? Then we want to hear from you! 

#SocialSpace demonstrates our long-term commitment to helping communities thrive and be sustainable. We’ve got a great track record of working with a variety of partners to deliver a positive impact, and we want brilliant local causes to become part of this.


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