At Mactaggart & Mickel Homes we have a long and happy history of supporting good causes and initiatives local to our developments, from Ayrshire to Glasgow, Edinburgh and the Lothians. The Building Communities Fund was created in 2016 to continue this support, giving an extra helping hand to these projects and good causes.
If you are a charity, community group, sports team or school near one of our developments, you can apply for a donation to fund anything from new equipment to travel costs.
The Ayrshire Family Support team of Scotland’s national children’s charity Children 1st received a donation of £1,000 in July 2018.
The charity supports children and families across Scotland to prevent harm from coming to vulnerable children, to support families, keep children safe and help children recover from traumatic and abusive experiences. The charity's Ayrshire family support team is based in Bourtreehill, Irvine, one of Scotland’s most deprived areas, and last year they supported 283 vulnerable children across the region, making a huge difference to their lives.
This much-needed donation will go towards transforming the Ayrshire team's premises into a welcoming family space for staging summer events for local families and young people. These events, run by staff and volunteers, offer a great opportunity for families to build their own support network and include positive messages around keeping children safe, healthy eating and being active, and find out more about the help the charity can offer.
Find out more about the charity by visiting www.children1st.org.uk/what-we-do
Some other recent recipients of funding include:-