EEM continues to exceed expectations with increased turnover during the financial year 2016 / 2017. EEM’s objective is to provide a cost efficient procurement service through having a managed catalogue with potentially the lowest commission rates charged by any consortium.
EEM once again has an operating surplus of £144,000.
The operating surplus has been split over the members that have used EEM based upon the income received for that member. The surplus will be passed back to the member strictly for the use of supporting the communities it serves and not to support budgets or work that the member should be doing as a right.
The £144,000 2016/17 donation was allocated and used by members in the following ways:
A1 Housing Bassetlaw Ltd
Ashfield District Council
Aspire Housing Group Ltd
Bolsover District Council
Broadland Housing Group
Broxtowe Borough Council
Cambridge City Council
The Chief Executive of Cambridge City Council, Antoinette Jackson, wrote to EEM to say they have decided to use the money to support Cambridge Street Aid. Antoinette said she knows the donation will be very well spent as every penny donated goes directly to helping a homeless person get off and stay off the streets. Click here for more information about this scheme.
Charnwood Borough Council
Chesterfield Borough Council
Derby City Council
The Chief Executive of Derby City Council gifted this donation to the Mayor – Cllr John Whitby’s Charity Fund which will greatly benefit many involved in the following charities and organisations that the Mayor is supporting this year. Derbyshire Children’s Holiday Centre in Skegness, The British Red Cross, Safe and Sound, Children First Derby and Derby Museums Trust.
Gloucester City Homes
Golden Lane Housing Ltd
The Chief Executive of GLH, Janine Tregelles, wrote and told EEM that they were delighted to receive the donation and as a charity working for people with a learning disability every donation they receive is greatly appreciated and she assured us the money will go towards further enhancing the lives of individuals they provide homes for with Golden Lane Housing. Janine also added that since joining the EEM framework they have seen greater efficiencies across their repairs service and have developed some excellent working partnerships with EEM suppliers and contractors.
Great Places Housing Group
The Chief Executive of Great Places Housing Group, Matthew Harrison, wrote to EEM and to say thank you and advised that the funds would be paid into their tenant welfare fund which will be used locally in their communities.
Helena Partnership Ltd
London Borough of Hillingdon
Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council
Kettering Borough Council
Leicester City Council
City of Lincoln Council
Mansfield District Council
Metropolitan Housing Trust
Metropolitan decided to award their donation the The Padley Group which is based in Derbyshire. The Padley Group is one of their charity partners for 2017/18 and was nominated by Metropolitan staff due to the exceptional service they provide. The Padley Group works with the most socially excluded people in Derby including the homeless, people with mental health issues, learning difficulties, drug and alcohol problems and the long term unemployed. Their centre is open 365 days a year, providing an 11 bed hostel for people with nowhere to sleep, and food, clothing and showers to anyone in need. The Group also provides accredited training at the local resource centre with support to plan for a better future. They carry out all of this with little or no government funding depending on volunteers, fundraisers and donors. This donation will have a hug impact on the services the group provides and could not have come at a better time (Oct 2018). The additional funds will enable the centre to support more customers than ever over the Christmas period and beyond.
Newark and Sherwood DC
Newark and Sherwood Homes Ltd
Northamptonshire Partnership Homes
Nottingham City Homes
Rockingham Forest HA
Rykneld Homes Ltd
South Cambridgeshire District Council
The council decided to donate the money to the local foodbank run by the Trussell Trust and administered by Cambridge City Foodbank.
South Holland District Council
Tuntum Housing Association
Walsall Housing Group
The Wellingborough Homes donation went towards a project which set a target to raise 10,000 tins of food for the Daylight Centre, a local food bank in Wellingborough, in only five months. Read more by clicking here.
West Lancashire Borough Council
Westworks – Aster Group