Travis Perkins Managed Services have a community investment fund to help organisations with social value projects. Money from the social value fund recently helped The Axis Foundation. This was to provide a range of gardening tools and equipment for a Northampton based charity, The McCarthy-Dixon Foundation.

The charity was launched during the Covid-19 pandemic. It first started by helping to alleviate hunger in the local community and provide essential supplies to those in need. Since then, it has evolved into a fully functioning support group. This aims to enhance the wellbeing and improve the standard of living for Northampton residents who are faced with sudden and unexpected hardship.

Whilst delivering food parcels throughout lockdown, the charity recognised that many local people are living with neglected outdoor living spaces. With many people being forced to spend more time at home during the pandemic, volunteers of the charity decided to help to transform these spaces into areas that people can feel comfortable in and proud of. A funding of £3,000 from the Travis Perkins Managed Services social value fund allowed Axis to purchase new gardening tools and equipment. This enabled The McCarthy-Dixon Foundation volunteers to carry out more renovation projects in a professional manner.

Commenting on the donation Teresa McCarthy, Founder of The McCarthy-Dixon Foundation said, “Having new gardening tools and equipment is a great help towards our home and garden renovation projects. Unfortunately, the recent lockdown has stopped us from being able to deliver our gardening services, but we are eager to resume our services on the 17th May. Thank you so much for your valuable help and support – we are incredibly grateful”.

Shannon Wood, Travis Perkins Managed Services Account Manager for Axis said, “We were very happy to support this project. The work that The McCarthy-Dixon Foundation has already done has been incredible and we hope that this funding will enable them to continue helping their community once lockdown restrictions have eased”.

Since founding, The McCarthy-Dixon Foundation has supported over 35,000 people, 19 organisations, and 48 schools with weekly food. As well as already completing over 40 home and garden renovations. The work they have done in such a small space of time is truly inspiring. Giving back to the community has made a huge difference to the lives of the people within these communities.

If you would like to find out more about the local community investment from Travis Perkins Managed Services, please contact us. You can also learn how partnerships for social value projects can increase efficiencies in your repairs and maintenance service. Email today with your enquiries.