Focused support of art, culture and sport

As part of our community engagement we support many social projects in various districts. Together with the association Loyal e. V., we support one of the most important drop‑in centres for children and adolescents at Kottbusser Tor in Berlin‑Kreuzberg. A key component of this concept is the “Mädchenladen”, which offers recreational opportunities for girls aged eight to 16. We provide the association with a commercialuse room free of charge. Furthermore, the company supports numerous social projects in Marzahn‑Hellersdorf and is involved in various local networks. We also support the association KIDS CO e. V. in the borough, which runs all kinds of projects for young people. These include the café KastanienNest for parents and kids, which gives young people in socially challenging situations the opportunity to be guided into a career, with a focus on lone parents in particular.

Making suitable spaces available to local businesses is also part of our work to develop our neighbourhoods in a healthy way. We actively protect small businesses and support the establishment of nurseries and childcare facilities.

Some 11 % of our commercial space is let to social organisations

Promoting art and a vibrant community culture

In addition to our activities on the estates, we are committed to culture, the arts, and sport. Overall, we spent approximately EUR 1.9 million on social and non‑profit initiatives and also on top‑class sport in Berlin in the reporting year.

As a housing company with numerous and also diverse districts in Germany’s cities, the promotion of art in the public arena is a matter of importance to us. Deutsche Wohnen therefore champions the development of the urban art scene, funds young artists’ projects and makes firewalls and gable areas available as canvases for urban works of art.

During the coronavirus pandemic, Deutsche Wohnen sponsored around 20 crews of local Berlin street artists to embellish a car park with sophisticated graffiti while it was being refurbished. Deutsche Wohnen not only paid for the artists’ fees, but also for the costs of material, technical equipment, communications and promotional activities.

20 crews of local artists in Berlin supported

Partnership for top‑class sport in Berlin

We entered into an exclusive and strategic partnership with the Füchse Berlin (Berlin Foxes) handball club in 2016. Since then, Deutsche Wohnen has been the official main and strip sponsor of this Bundesliga club, which has enjoyed both national and international success, thereby making a contribution to top‑class sport in Berlin. As part of this long‑term partnership we focus in particular on extensive and sustained work with young and up‑and‑coming talent.

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