MSV signs up to Board Charter for Community Investment

28/04/2020

HACT is delighted to announce that Mosscare St Vincents (MSV) has signed up to the Board Charter for Community Investment.

“We congratulate the Board of MSV in signing up to the Board Charter for Community Investment,” said Andrew van Doorn, Chief Executive of HACT. “MSV have been playing a critical role within their communities during the Covid-19 crisis, working with volunteers and community groups in Manchester to support local people. We’re delighted that they have signed up to the Board Charter, which demonstrates their continued commitment to community investment

“Since the Centre for Excellence in Community Investment launched the Board Charter in September, we have been inundated with interest from housing providers,” Andrew continued. “Social housing organisations across the UK are at the forefront of the response to Covid-19 within their communities, using their existing connections within communities.”

“Over the next few months we’re going to see a significantly more challenging economic environment. We’ll see even more demand on public sector services and resources at a time when the government might be deciding to turn off its funding tap. The social purpose of social housing organisations will be more important than ever.”

Charlie Norman, Group Chief Executive of MSV, said: “Community Investment is at the heart of our business. We listen to, work with, and are inspired by our customers – their involvement in the business and in co-creating policies is key to our success. Investing in communities is about having our colleagues on the ground talking to and listening to the ideas of customers and supporting our neighbourhoods, and this has certainly been the case in recent weeks – we work with the most amazing and compassionate people. The Board Charter for Community Investment dovetails with our own Pledge to create Better Life Chances for our People.”