Home Property & Construction Local homebuilder showcases support with unique initiatives ahead of Armed Forces Day

Local homebuilder showcases support with unique initiatives ahead of Armed Forces Day

Ahead of this year’s Armed Forces Day, local homebuilder Barratt Developments Yorkshire East and Yorkshire West has reaffirmed its support for the armed forces community through a number of initiatives available to those who are looking to either build their career or progress on the property ladder.

Barratt Developments is currently offering its unique Armed Forces Deposit Contribution Scheme, to help armed forces personnel get on or up the housing ladder. The scheme, which is still available to all UK armed forces personnel who are currently employed by the Army, Navy or RAF, or who have left in the past 12 months, offers a 5% deposit contribution, up to £15,000, towards any new Barratt Homes or David Wilson Homes property.

Over the last year, eight members of the armed forces across Yorkshire have reserved a new home using the scheme, at developments across the region including Mortimer Park in Driffield, Heather Croft in Pickering, Lancaster Gardens in Harworth, Weavers Chase in Golcar, Helme Ridge in Meltham, Hewenden Ridge in Cullingworth and Notton Wood View in Royston. The homebuilder’s deposit contributions have exceeded £91,000, with more funds available to other prospective buyers looking to take advantage of the scheme.

Barratt Developments is also proud to have welcomed veterans into its business through its Armed Forces Transition Programme. The 12 month programme has been designed to provide all of the training and support needed to work towards becoming a qualified Assistant Site Manager with the award-winning homebuilder. Covering technical skills and industry knowledge, as well as learning trade on-site and Safety, Health and Environment (SHE) training, plus much more, the programme has seen huge success, with many ex-Armed Forces now successfully building their career in the Construction industry.

In line with the homebuilder’s long-standing partnership with Royal British Legion Industries (RBLI), the local homebuilder is proud to have become the Tommy Club’s first corporate patron, donating £100,000 as an acceptance gift and agreeing to buy Tommy Club figures from the RBLI to help the charity’s fundraising efforts. The funds raised through Tommy sales have aided the provision of jobs, homes, and mental health support throughout the worst of the pandemic.

What’s more, each development with a show home garden now features a Tommy Club figure; a universal symbol of gratitude and commemoration to all those who have served and sacrificed for our freedom, in order to showcase their support for the Armed Forces one step further.

Ian Ruthven, Managing Director at Barratt Developments Yorkshire West, commented: “We’re proud supporters of the Armed Forces, which is why we have many initiatives available here at Barratt Developments. Whether a veteran is looking to build their career within the construction industry, or they are looking to get on or up the property ladder, we offer support to cover all bases. Our long-standing partnership with the RBLI and the installation of the Tommy Club figures is a great way to showcase our respect to the Armed Forces this Armed Forces Day.”