Council Receives Community Donation

Tuesday 5 November 2019 Council Receives Community Donation


Ashfield District Council has been awarded £2,187 by EEM as part of their Community Donation Scheme.

As a not-for-profit organisation, EEM (formally known as Efficiency East Midlands) chooses to distribute all operating surplus to their membership in the form of Community Donations. Used by the Council to procure for a wide range of housing products and services, EEM ensures all its members achieve the same level of quality and cost savings.

The donation has to be spent on a project that benefits the community and something that our budgets don’t cover as standard. We are currently looking at projects we can deliver to tenants in the community and will decide on the final project in the coming weeks.

Last year’s funding was used to provide live music at our three Christmas festivals.

Leader of the Council, Cllr Jason Zadrozny said “Receiving this funding is a great bonus for the Council. There are a number of community projects on our wish list and this money will enable us to go ahead and deliver one of them. It nice to see organisations like EEM supporting their members and the communities they work in.”

Rebecca Dermody-Simmons, Deputy Chief Executive of EEM said “It is always a pleasure to present Ashfield District Council with their annual Community Donation as a benefit of their EEM membership, on top of the cost and efficiency savings they have made in their procurement activities since they joined us in 2014. We look forward to seeing how this donation is spent and to continuing the successful partnership we have with the Council or many years to come."