Hastings direct lauches community fund scheme

10 Jan 2017

Hastings Direct is to launch a new local scheme that will benefit the community practically, professionally and financially.

Supporting the community since 2010, the Hastings Direct Community Fund will give grants to local charities and community groups, within a 25 mile radius of their office, four times throughout the year.  Each grant will be reviewed to assess how Hastings Direct can help, either by a financial donation (up to the value of £500), or practical or professional assistance via the skill set of Hastings Direct colleagues.

In 2016, Hastings Direct gave £15,000 worth of grants to local groups and charities, including a donation of £250 to the Hastings Sea Cadets to help towards updating their internet system used for online training. The company’s Social Media team also gave practical and professional help to Eastbourne charity, Care for the Carers, by assisting their online presence including looking at the charity’s Twitter and Facebook sites. In Leicester, Hastings Direct gave a financial donation to Birstall Playgroup, who provide free play for children with special needs.



Hastings Direct’s Community Relations Manager, Jay Wootten said; “Last year we helped over 65 groups and individuals; we are now looking at who we may be able to help in 2017 and look forward to receiving applications from our local community”.

To make an application for a grant from the Hastings Direct Community Fund email community@hastingsdirect.com including your name, your position and how Hastings Direct can help including any financial amount.

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Hastings Direct Press Officer:  Natalie Sadlier
01424 738225 / natalie.sadlier@hastingsdirect.com   
About Hastings Direct
Hastings Direct is a fast growing, agile, digitally focused general insurance provider to the UK market, with 2.2 million customers and employing over 2,700 colleagues at sites in Bexhill, Leicester and Newmarket.
We have built our business by championing the customer by providing refreshingly straightforward service and products and offer car, motorcycle, van and home insurance directly to the public.
Hastings Direct is a trading name of Hastings Insurance Services Limited, the UK trading subsidiary of Hastings Group Holdings plc, which also trades via “People’s Choice” and “insurePink”.