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Our gas partnering contractor, K&T Heating, has presented us with a cheque for £10,000 as part of their commitment to providing support towards the delivery of our social value activities, delivered by our charitable arm, Moat Foundation.
The opportunity to secure this generous donation has been made possible by factoring this into our procurement process; asking contractors to make a pledge to provide work placements, host community investment events, and make an annual £10,000 donation for the lifetime of the contract towards Moat Foundation. This contribution will go towards setting up a Community Hub IT suite at our new Maldon office, which will be used for customer employability training and digital inclusion projects. From our work in Maldon, we know that there is already a huge demand for IT training from our customers, and we have already supported over 101 people across the region.
Moat Foundation is our charitable arm and has particular focus on those who face challenges due to age, ill health or financial hardship; its activities are designed to enhance and build cohesive communities. Working with a number of partners, we deliver activities through our Community Hubs in Gravesham, Gillingham, Sittingbourne and Stanhope. These include; breakfast and youth clubs, half term and summer activities for families, pre-employment training, health and wellbeing activities for older residents, financial wellbeing and IT drop-ins, and many more.