Housing cash handout from consortium

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A Nottinghamshire-based consortium has distributed more than £37,000 to housing providers in the county.

Procurement consortium Efficiency East Midlands (EEM) handed out more than £69,000, including a total of £37,315.20 to Nottinghamshire-based housing providers.

The hand-outs included £4,324.80 to Ashfield Homes, £4,021.20 to Mansfield District Council, £3,259.20 to Newark and Sherwood, and £2,010 to Gedling Homes.

Last year members procure a range of products and services with consortium cash, from LED lighting and lift maintenance, to new build and demolition.

As a not for profit company, EEM reinvest the surplus it makes back into the communities it serves, a spokesman said.

The latest round of funding was announced at the consortium’s annual general meeting.

Managing director Pete Smith said: “Knowing the work we do not only helps organisations achieve affordable rent for tenants, but helps to invest in the communities they serve is a real achievement.”

Chair Shaun Bennet added: “It was great to see the real difference the grants made to local communities last year.”