Last year, for example, a traditional lantern procession through Falkenhagener Feld and a local gala were co-financed by the fund as well as the project “reading island”, in which children aged 6 to 12 can improve their reading skills through play, and the project “candle making” in the Jeremiah church community. Moreover, the association KNIFF e.V., which runs the club house at Westerwaldplatz, received new furniture for the club and in the project “Cooking with the basics” children got to know life on a farm and learned how to prepare healthy meals.
As Nadine Guth-Weidner, managing director of Deutsche Wohnen Kundenservice GmbH, explains, “Spandau is not just a borough in which a significant part of our holdings are located; it is also one of the boroughs in Berlin with the highest proportion of children. This is why we would like to give targeted support to the many committed individuals and groups that provide services and activities for children and young people.”
The DW fund is managed by the neighbourhood management team in Falkenhagener Feld East. In the words of Nicole Suthau-Heger, neighbourhood manager, ”We are delighted that Deutsche Wohnen is providing this fund once again this year. It means that, in particular, smaller-scale projects and groups are given effective support in their efforts to provide children and young people with valuable educational and leisure activities.”
The DW fund is the successor to the GSW fund. GSW Immobilien AG had set up this fund and initiated its cooperation with the neighbourhood management team in Falkenhagener Feld East. As an expression of the completion of the integration of GSW into the Deutsche Wohnen Group, the GSW fund has been renamed the DW fund. The conditions for providing funding remain unchanged.
Applications can be sent throughout the year to the neighbourhood management team for Falkenhagener Feld East by email to ffost.gesopmbh(at)t-online.de or in writing to:
Quartiersmanagement Falkenhagener Feld Ost
Deutsche Wohnen is one of the leading publicly listed residential property companies in Germany and Europe with a business focus on managing and developing its residential property portfolio. As at 31 December 2015 the portfolio comprised 148,200 units in total, of which 146,100 were residential and 2,100 commercial. The holdings are located almost exclusively in metropolitan regions, above all in Berlin, Lower Saxony, the Rhine-Main area and Hesse. Deutsche Wohnen also owns flats in four Berlin Modernist housing estates, which were given UNESCO world cultural heritage status in July 2008: White City, the Horseshoe Estate in Britz, the Carl Legien Estate in Prenzlauer Berg and the Ring Estate (Siemensstadt).