Investing in people and their communities.
Onward exists to make a positive difference in the communities we serve. Our investors are fundamental to our ability to help people build independent lives in secure, green homes that they love.
Our Board, Executive Team and colleagues have worked together to build a united and resilient organisation from five separate housing providers, underpinned by an ambitious business plan.
Everything you need to know about investing in Onward can be found on this page, but if you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.
Bronwen Rapley Chief Executive
November 2023 Onward publishes second Environment Social Governance (ESG) report
Onward has published its second Environmental, Social, Governance report detailing our annual performance against the 48 criteria set out by Sustainability Reporting Standard for Social Housing.
September 2023 Onward publishes annual report and financial results for 2022/23
Onward has issued its annual report and financial results for 2022/23, showing that the organisation remains resilient as it continues to support customers with the cost of living. The Board has formally reviewed compliance with the RSH’s Governance and Viability Standard and supporting Code of Practice. An evidence-based assessment against each element of the Standard and the Code was carried out in preparation for making a statement of compliance to the Board and tested with the resident scrutiny board. The Board formally certified its compliance with the Standard and Code for 2022-23 at its meeting in August 2023.
January 2023 Onward retains A1 credit rating
Onward has retained it’s credit rating of A1 (Stable) from Moody’s, placing us among the highest rated housing associations. The credit opinion can be found here.
October 2022 Onward publishes first Environment Social Governance (ESG) report
Onward has issued its first ESG Report, benchmarked against criteria under the Sustainability Reporting Standard for Social Housing. It looks at a range of indicators, from the energy efficiency of our homes to the size of our customer engagement community, to outline our performance in these areas as part of a wider sustainability agenda.
September 2022 Onward publishes annual report and financial results for 2021/22
Onward has issued its annual report and financial results for 2021/22, showing that the organisation is in a strong financial position as it works to support customers with the cost of living.
2 February 2022 Issue of retained bond
Regulatory News Service Announcement of RB Sale
January 2022 Financial year update
Onward’s A1 (stable) engaged Centrus to organise a bond investor update call on Friday 28th January at 10am. The Financial year update presentation can be downloaded here. The potential sale of Onward retained bonds 2.125 2053 will follow.
December 2021 Onward credit rating confirmed by Moody’s
Onward has received a credit rating of A1 (Stable) from Moody’s, placing us among the highest rated housing associations. The credit rating report can be found here.
April 2021 Transfer of Engagement of Contour Homes into Onward Homes
Contour Homes formally became part of Onward Homes on 1 April 2021, ending our four-year journey to create a single, unified organisation.
March 2021 Onward completes successful first bond issue
Onward has completed its first bond issue, which was met with very strong demand from the market and raised £215m to support its Business Plan. Onward achieved a loan margin of 0.88%, among the lowest long-term margins secured by a UK housing provider. Details can be found here.
August 2021 Onward publishes annual report and financial results for 2020/21
Onward has issued its annual report and financial results for 2020/21, showing that the organisation is in a strong financial position as the recovery from the pandemic gathers pace. The Annual Report can be found here.