Corporate news

Catalyst Covid Community Grant buys food crates for Felix

Housing association Catalyst has awarded The Felix Project a £2,000 grant to help buy 500 extra food crates.

Catalyst helps the Volunteer Centre Kensington and Chelsea with £750 grant

In response to the impact of Covid-19,  Catalyst set up a coronavirus voluntary sector support fund to help small charities and voluntary sector organisations continue to support their communities. Through this, we have awarded £750 to the Volunteer Centre Kensington and Chelsea to help them continue their amazing work through this exceptional time. The Volunteer  Read more »

Grenfell Tower – three years on

A message from Ian McDermott, Chief Executive Yesterday marked the third anniversary of the Grenfell Tower fire, and the pain and tragedy of that day still feels very fresh in my mind. Catalyst’s long connection with North Kensington has meant that our organisation felt that pain sharply and we will always do what we can  Read more »

Catalyst offer to LGBT+ charities

£10,000 of Catalyst’s COVID-19 support fund for small third sector organisation has yet to be distributed, and during PRIDE month, we would like to encourage LBGT+ charities to apply for funding. Launched back at the start of April, the fund has helped a number of small organisations across London and the counties. It was set  Read more »

Black Lives Matter statement

Statement from Ian McDermott, Catalyst Chief Executive: ‘Following a one minute’s silence for George Floyd on Tuesday our colleagues shared their thoughts, feelings, experiences  and outrage to his appalling and brutal killing. We discussed the discrimination of black communities in America, on UK streets and in our society. It has again spotlighted that while every  Read more »

Catalyst awards £1,000 grant to Luton Foodbank 

In response to the impact of Covid-19, housing association Catalyst set up a ‘Coronavirus Voluntary Sector Support Fund’ to help small charities and voluntary sector organisations continue to support their communities, and has awarded £1,000 to Luton Foodbank.   Luton Foodbank provides support to people who are experiencing poverty and isolation who need access to food  Read more »

Catalyst awards £650 grant to Houghton Regis Helpers 

In response to the impact of Covid-19, housing association Catalyst set up a ‘Coronavirus Voluntary Sector Support Fund’ to help small charities and voluntary sector organisations continue to support their communities, and has awarded £650 to Houghton Regis Helpers.  Volunteer group ‘Houghton Regis Helpers’ provides the town’s residents with short term help with lifts to  Read more »

Catalyst retains regulator’s top grading

Housing association Catalyst has retained the highest possible rating of G1/V1 for governance and financial viability following a recent in-depth assessment by the regulator of social housing. The assessment is Catalyst’s first since it merged with Aldwyck Housing Group last year and reflects the regulator’s assurance in the way that the organisation is being governed,  Read more »

Our marketing suites and show homes set to re-open

We’re pleased to announce a phased re-opening of our marketing suites and show homes, which will take place from 28 May to 1 June. Although we’ll be re-opening, the health and wellbeing of our customers, colleagues and contractors remains our top priority.  Keeping you safe Following the latest government and industry guidance, we’re working hard  Read more »

Surprise Morrisons delivery for young people at Hutton House

Young people at Hutton House received a surprise delivery from Morrisons’ Royston store. Hutton House is one of our residential support services for young people. The service supports over 170 16-25 year olds across Hertfordshire who would otherwise be homeless, helping them live independently and gain skills, qualifications and employment. In each of its stores,  Read more »