Geoff Leask and Paul McAninch with the group

Enterprising youngsters receive funding boost from Mactaggart & Mickel Homes

The funding will support the group’s Pathways programme for young people which combines practical experience and personal development to improve their work readiness.

Mactaggart & Mickel Homes have a happy history of supporting good causes. The Building Communities Fund was created as part of 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 live Mactaggart & Mickel Homes development like the Castle Grove North and Red Lion developments in Newton Mearns.

Paul McAninch, Finance Director from Mactaggart & Mickel Homes, who nominated the charity, commented: “The work that Young Enterprise Scotland is involved in fits perfectly with the ethos behind our Building Communities Fund. It’s wonderful to see the next generation of our workforce strengthen their skills, gain confidence and develop their entrepreneurialism.

“As a company we value our own young talent and invest in their training and future skills, and we are proud that our Building Communities Fund allows us to help other organisations like YES enrich young people’s lives and give them opportunities to succeed.”

Geoff Leask, Chief Executive from Young Enterprise Scotland added: “We’re really grateful to Mactaggart & Mickel Homes for awarding this funding to our group to support our Pathways programme. This is a training programme for the young people most disengaged from traditional employment and education and helps them work towards an SQA certification - seeing the students well on the way to employment and exciting careers.”

For more information on the fund and to make an application please visit

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