Native Residential partners with Neighbourly

Native Residential is first in the Living sector to partner with Neighbourly, an award-winning ‘giving platform’.

FoodCycle volunteers. Native Residential partners with Neighbourly to prioritise community and people-based projects for its employees and Build to Rent residents | BTR News

Build to Rent operator Native Residential partners with Neighbourly, an award-winning ‘giving platform’ to prioritise community and people-based projects for its employees and residents.

Neighbourly is one of the UK’s first B Corps. Neighbourly is an all-encompassing platform that encourages businesses to support their local neighbourhoods and communities – via a diverse mix of initiatives to support essential and valuable local charities and ESG initiatives within communities. It helps businesses make a positive impact by donating volunteer time, money and surplus products.

“We’re delighted to be working with Native Residential on their volunteering programme. Local charities and good causes are in need of support now more than ever and employee volunteering is a key part of that. Native is our first client in the Build to Rent sector and we are looking forward to helping them connect with the causes in and around the locations where they operate and forge strong community relationships.”

Steve Butterworth, CEO, Neighbourly

This month (February 2023) marks the first in a series of dedicated employee events arranged via the new partnership. It will see senior team members visit UK charity, FoodCycle to ‘spring clean’ food bank kitchens in London locations close to Dalston Works and No. 26, two of Native’s longest standing assets.

Neighbourly will continue to work with Native Residential’s UK-wide neighbourhoods and Community Managers to source meaningful and local good causes and volunteer opportunities for each individual location.

Native Residential employees will also have one volunteering day to do community work for the charities, neighbourhoods and initiatives that are important to them.

“Neighbourly is a change for good, helping to ease logistics and connect our business to local community groups and charities – which is an essential foundation in creating enjoyable places for people to live, work and play. As a leading operator, we understand the importance of encouraging and enlivening the lives of our residents and local communities, but also the stakeholders that make it all happen – our employees. In a world that continues to remain turbulent and unpredictable, our partnership with Neighbourly hopes to bring joy, give back and build lasting relationships within our neighbourhoods.”

Guy Nixon, CEO, Native Residential

This will be the Neighbourly first partnership with a real estate operator. Native Residential joins leading corporates including Heineken UK, Marks & Spencer, Penguin, Samsung and Lidl in making a positive impact.

Creating soulful rental communities for the future, Native Residential is one of the fastest growing independent Build to Rent operators in the UK. The company operates small and large-scale Build to Rent assets on behalf of institutional, private equity and local authority clients.