Who we are

Company information

We were founded by George Peabody in 1862 as the Peabody Donation Fund. A grant of a Royal Charter was made in 1900, which was later replaced by incorporation under the Peabody Donation Fund Act 1948 – the only registered provider of social housing to be established under statute in this way.

Peabody is incorporated by The Peabody Donation Fund Act 1948 (as amended). We became a Community Benefit Society in November 2016Our Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) registration no. is 4834 and our VAT registration no. is 237171569.

We attained Government regulatory judgements of G1 for Governance and V1 for Viability during 2016. Find more information here.

About Gallions
Gallions Housing Association Ltd is a member of the Peabody Group. An exempt charity, Community Benefit Society, Registration No. 28979R. Registered with the Homes and Community Agency, Registration No. L4274.
Registered Office: 45 Westminster Bridge Road, London SE1 7JB

About CBHA
CBHA is a member of the Peabody Group. Registered Charity No. 1056644. HCA No. L4143. A Company Limited by Guarantee Registered in England and Wales No. 3177134.
Registered Office 45 Westminster Bridge Road London SE1 7JB

About The Peabody Community Foundation
The Peabody Community Foundation was effective as of 1 April 2016. It is limited by guarantee and registered in England and Wales. Its charity registration number is 271731 and its company registration number is 01267728. Registered offices are 45 Westminster Bridge Road, London SE1 7JB.

More about the Peabody Community Foundation

Funding

We are funded by reserves and debt in the form of long-term bank loans and capital market bond finance. In 2011 we issued a £200m capital market bond to develop new housing, regenerate existing estates and provide more services. Peabody’s group structure is designed so we can operate with maximum efficiency. We own several trading subsidiaries, including Peabody Capital, which is used to raise finance.

  • The Peabody Group's Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement, 2016
    The Peabody Group has a number of strategies, policies and procedures in place which help to prevent and detect slavery and Human Trafficking, both in our workplaces, supply chain and amongst our residents and the wider community groups we work with.  Read the statement here.