whg scoops national award for making a difference
25th February 2021
whg has scooped a national award for the positive impact it makes in the community.
The leading Midlands’ landlord picked up the Voluntary or Third Sector Leadership Award at the Social Value Awards 2021, which were held virtually on 24 February.
whg runs a multitude of community investment activities each year and in 2019/2020 generated £38 million of social value. This included £22.4 million through its employment and training, financial and digital inclusion and health and wellbeing initiatives. Projects included a training scheme to encourage more women to enter the construction industry, healthy lifestyle sessions in schools and digital and financial skills workshops.
Donna Goodall, Social Value Co-ordinator, said: “Social value is at the heart of our operations. As a leading provider of affordable housing and a community-focused organisation, we maximise every opportunity to make a real difference to people’s lives.
““We are honoured to receive this award, which recognises how we are helping people facing barriers and challenges to enjoy happy, fulfilled lives within vibrant communities.”