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Since 2013, we have invested over £35 million back into our communities through our Community Investment programme, supported our supply partners in their delivery of social value in our communities, provided funding and infrastructure support for social enterprise partnerships, and grown the number of social enterprise partnerships within our supply chain.

In addition, our colleagues have raised significant funds for charity and contributed thousands of hours worth of volunteering time painting, decorating, planting and litter-picking their way to supporting our local communities. Our employee match-funding scheme also provides the opportunity for our employees to support charities that have personal meaning.

Thriving Communities Awards

Now in their 8th year, the Thriving Community Awards were born out of, and feature, The Brian Griffiths Award. Established in his memory, Brian was a former Orbit Board member and Chartered Institute of Housing President, who dedicated his life to helping others. The Brian Griffiths Award is presented to an Orbit customer who has overcome significant social barriers and transformed their life.

As the awards have grown, there are now several other categories recognising customers, communities, our supply chain and the public for contributions to their community.

City of Culture

Coventry is where it all began for Orbit, and we are delighted to be sponsoring Coventry City of Culture 2021.

We are incredibly proud of our roots and are fortunate enough for our head office to be based in such a culturally diverse and inspiring city. 

Sponsoring Coventry City of Culture 2021 is particularly important for us: we are passionate about creating spaces which contribute to our customers happiness and wellbeing, and making a difference, looking towards the future and empowering the people of Coventry and beyond. The City of Culture highlights this vision, and will impact our unique, vibrant city for the better.

Portraits of Coventry

As part of our work with Coventry City of Culture, we are proud to support two arts projects which celebrate the people and community of the City.

Portraits of Coventry’ is a series of 12 paintings by award-winning Warwickshire artist, Andy Farr, celebrating the memories of 12 residents from Coventry. The project aims to help address potential feelings of loneliness and isolation amongst older residents and will be exhibited in Coventry and at venues within Orbit communities in Autumn 2021.

 

Foleshill Creates

Foleshill Creates, a community art group within one of our communities, created a series of four virtual workshops exploring what home means through various art mediums. Residents from across Coventry have participated, and a selection of these pieces will be exhibited at Artspace in Coventry City centre and at Orbit community venues in the Autumn.