FUNDING from a property management company has made a huge difference to residents in one of Scotland’s most deprived communities.
The Whit Recycling Project, in Cambuslang, has benefited from Ross and Liddell’s Community Bursary Programme, which provides financial support to community organisations across the country.
The charity, which is based in the Whitlawburn Community Resource Centre, provides much-needed household goods – including pots and pans, towels and bed linen – to the neediest members of the local community.
The project raises its own operating costs by selling donated items of clothing for £1. Ross and Liddell’s funding was used to purchase a new washing machine which ensures that the project can continue offering essential provisions to those in need of help.
Geraldine McQuade, project worker at the Whit Recycling Project, said: “We are extremely grateful to Ross and Liddell for its generosity.
“The Whit Recycling Project provides facilities and services to a community which is in one of the five per cent most deprived areas in Scotland.
“With this funding we can now accept donations of clothes to distribute to families who are in severe financial hardship.”
Ross and Liddell specialises in property management and maintenance, as well as providing a comprehensive range of residential and commercial services, including sales, lettings, surveying and insurance.
Irene Devenny, managing director of Ross and Liddell, said: “This community organisation provides important support to some of the neediest people in Scotland – we are proud to be able to offer our support to their work.
“Our bursary scheme was set-up to support community groups and the Whitlawburn Community Resource Centre is a perfect recipient.”
The Bursary Programme is now in its third year and was launched to provide support to organisations that make a vital difference in their community.
The initiative has attracted a significant number of applications from a wide range of community groups and charities across the country.