Edinburgh and Midlothian charity Home Link Family Support has received a donation of £1,000 from family housebuilder Mactaggart & Mickel Homes’ Building Communities Fund.
Home Link Family Support provides help to struggling families with young children who are not coping for a variety of reasons including poverty, disadvantage and family breakdown in Edinburgh and Midlothian. The services provided by the organisation include in-home support to families, counselling and antenatal support to women at risk.
The much-needed donation will go towards the Young Parents Service Midlothian, which provides specialised support to help young parents and families access services, build confidence in themselves, and improve interaction between parents and their children.
Mactaggart & Mickel Homes has a long history of supporting good causes. The Building Communities Fund was established to enhance the company’s ongoing efforts to help organisations and projects which enhance the lives of people within their local communities.
The fund is open throughout the year to applications from charities, community groups, sports teams and schools within a five-mile radius of any Mactaggart & Mickel Homes development under construction, including Millerhill at Shawfair in Midlothian.
Applications for funding are assessed and awarded by a cross-section of Mactaggart & Mickel employees.
Joanne Casey, director at Mactaggart & Mickel Homes, said: “The work that Home Link Family Support does has struck a chord with us all. Young people and their children deserve every opportunity get the best start in life so that they and their family can succeed and thrive and it’s a privilege for us to be able to add our assistance.”
Paula Swanston for Home Link Family Support, said “This grant from Mactaggart & Mickel Homes is wonderful news for struggling families with young children. Young parents may be struggling to cope for a variety of reasons but through dedicated volunteer support which comes to them in their homes, families can go on to thrive and children have a better start in life.”
For more information on the fund and to make an application please visit www.macmic.co.uk/BCF