We are delighted to announce that Centrus Communities, the community support arm of a London based financial service group, has made a fantastic £15,000 donation to Go Underhill.
Centrus Communities is the vehicle through which Centrus Financial and its employees contribute to communities in a variety of ways, whether through donations, volunteering or pro bono support and advice to projects, charities and social enterprises.
The company’s co-founder and CEO, Phil Jenkins, is originally from Mumbles, and become aware of Go Underhill through his on-going links with the area and interest in what is happening locally. Knowing how long the community has been waiting for developments in Underhill to start, and wanting to do what he could to help, Phil not only brought the project to the Centrus Communities team but has also assisted MCA with reaching out to other Mumbles connections who now live elsewhere and helped with developing other ideas for raising the funds needed for the development.
Commenting on the support for Go Underhill, Phil said:
“Go Underhill is a fantastic project and I’m delighted that Centrus has been able to provide both financial support and advice on the fundraising process and to work with the great team of community volunteers bringing this project to life. Having played for both Mumbles Rangers and Mumbles Rugby club from a young age, Underhill Park holds very special memories for me.
“With friends and family in the area, I retain strong personal links with Mumbles and Centrus works with many social housing clients in South Wales, which makes it a great project for us to be involved with and our support underlines our commitment to delivering “Finance with Purpose”.
The donation by Centrus has already been committed to the Phase 1 building developments and is part of a package of funding which has enabled MCA to add the building of the waterproof shell for changing rooms 5 & 6 to the current construction contract with T.A.D. Builders.
Chair of MCA, Simon Tse, said:
“We are very grateful to Centrus, and to Phil, for this £15,000 donation. Both the funding itself and the assistance that is being given are making a real difference to MCA’s ability to deliver this longed for project for the community in Mumbles.
On behalf of the Trustees and the people of Mumbles, I would offer a huge ‘Thank you’.”
Centrus is an independent financial services group that provides advice & investment to the projects, companies & assets that matter to people, communities & the environment. Its work covers Housing and Real Estate, Energy and Utilities, Transportation and Education and Social Infrastructure sectors and it has a staff team with over 500 years combined experience, spanning banking, derivatives, debt capital markets, equity, & financing strategies.
Centrus Communities has been a key part of the company’s culture since its foundation in 2012, providing high impact, practical and fundraising support for inspiring charities. Its Communities activity reflects the company’s sectors of work, and it supports multiple projects with volunteering time, donations and professional input. The company also gives sustained support of 3 core charities, Single Homeless Project, WaterAid and Trees for Life.