Edinburgh community space receives funding boost from Mactaggart & Mickel Homes

The centre offers a welcoming and inclusive community space with services including self-help groups, fitness clubs, activities and events for local residents of all ages. The much needed contribution will go towards the £7,000 required to install a new accessible toilet and baby changing facility to ensure the centre is catering for users of all abilities.

Mactaggart & Mickel Homes has a happy history of supporting good causes. The Building Communities Fund was created to continue the company’s ongoing efforts to help organisations and projects just like St Martin’s Community Resource Centre 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 live Mactaggart & Mickel Homes development like Barnton Park Wood in Barnton and Lockhart Woods in Craiglockhart.

Liz Hamilton, Land Manager from Mactaggart & Mickel Homes commented: “St Martins Community Resource Centre is a hub for the local community, providing a space for residents to come together for a whole host of activities and support.

“We were more than happy to provide this donation which will help the centre develop its facilities so they are accessible to as many people as possible. Buildings like the community centre are often at the heart of a neighborhood and, while it is the people that make them special, it is important to be able to invest in them so they are fit for purpose.”

Mary Kernohan from St Martin’s Community Resource Centre says: “We’re really grateful to Mactaggart & Mickel Homes for awarding this funding to our group to improve our facilities. We welcome local residents of all ages and abilities to the centre so it is important we’re able to accommodate them and make them feel at home.”

For more information on the fund and to make an application please visit www.macmic.co.uk/BCF

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