The North East office of award-winning housebuilder, Story Homes, has committed to supporting six charities and community groups which applied for funding in the first quarter of its ‘Future Story’ scheme.

This is a company-wide scheme designed to support sponsorship or donation requests from charities and community organisations that surround Story Homes’ developments in Cumbria, south Scotland, the North East and the North West.

The housebuilder accepts applications via its website all year round, with a regional committee reviewing submissions on a quarterly basis.

The Nicole Rich Foundation, The Grove Primary School, Ryton Rugby Football Club, Backworth Cricket Club, Friends of Ferndene Park and Roker Vipers Football Club have all been selected by Story Homes’ North East office to receive a financial contribution.

Projects that the developer will support this quarter include the installation of a defibrillator, home adaptations needed for two sisters due to a neurodegenerative disorder, renovations to a cricket club’s pavilion and new kit and equipment for young football players.

Ian Worgan, Managing Director for Story Homes in the North East, commented: “The homes we build are part of wider communities, so helping charities and groups that neighbour our developments is extremely important to us. We try to support in ways that add long term value, and we are proud of our track record in this regard and our role in building sustainable communities.

“We are delighted to be able to help these six deserving organisations. We look forward to seeing how their projects progress, and to supporting even more charities and community groups around the North East during the rest of the year.”

Story Homes is now inviting charities and community groups to apply for support in the next quarter. Applications for sponsorship, donations or raffle prizes should be made by completing the form at storyhomes.co.uk/sustainable-story.