It has been a productive couple of months for Gloucestershire manufacturer ADEY, which launched its new Community Fund initiative in April mere weeks after securing Bronze membership of the Supply Chain Sustainability School.
The new ADEY Community Fund is open to all of the firm’s employees, who are able to nominate a local community group to be awarded with a small grant which can be used to help their operations.
The first beneficiary of the fund is the Kettering Town Football Club under-9 girls’ team, with the money being put towards wet-weather clothing and training equipment including bibs, goal cones and footballs.
The under-9 girls’ team at Kettering was launched to ensure diversity within the club’s community football programme, with the new purchases through the grant helping the club fulfil its mission and keep local girls in training even in poor weather.
ADEY’s Corporate Services Director, Amanda Arrowsmith, said: “The ADEY Community Fund was designed to enable us to give back to the surrounding communities, and our colleagues understand what’s needed in their communities better than anyone. We asked our team to nominate a group or project local to them that would benefit from one of our grants and we are so pleased to be in a position to offer such support.
"Since launching in January, we have awarded over £2,300 in grants and it’s great to see the rewarding use of these grants in the local communities.”
In the weeks preceding the launch of the Community Fund initiative, ADEY also committed itself to operating sustainably within the built environment sector, having acquired Bronze membership of the Supply Chain Sustainability School.
The Supply Chain Sustainability School is a provider of key learning resources to upskill individuals working within the built environment industry. The content focussing on 17 key aspects of sustainability, and membership guarantees ADEY access to thousands of beneficial learning resources and CPD-accredited educational content to assist with training.
In a statement on the company website announcing the new membership, ADEY’s senior leadership team commented: “By being part of Supply Chain Sustainability School, ADEY is able to demonstrate to, and engage with businesses who want to work with manufacturers with the same core environmental values as themselves.
“We are very proud to support the School’s vision to be the world class collaboration enabling a sustainable built environment, and look forward to sharing our knowledge and resources, helping homeowners, organisations and businesses live and work in a more sustainable way.”