BARRATT Developments – which includes Barratt Homes, David Wilson Homes and Oregon Timber Frame Ltd – is celebrating a year of giving after its charitable efforts topped more than £189,000 in donations across Scotland.
Each year, the five-star housebuilder supports a wide range of organisations promoting health, employability and care among many other causes. This is done through various charity initiatives, including the Barratt Developments Scotland Community Fund, which donates £1,500 to a deserving local cause in each of its Scottish divisions every month.
Over the last 12 months, Barratt Developments has provided financial support to a mix of charities in Elgin, Inverness, Aberdeen, Perth and Dundee – including charities which support vulnerable or sick children and organisations which provide lifeline mental health support services. In total, £27,000 was donated to causes across the housebuilder’s northern division.
In Perth and Dundee, Perth and Kinross Foodbank received a donation of £1000 to help support local families affected by the cost-of-living crisis.
Charities which help young people diagnosed with cancer, such as Elgin-based Abbie’s Sparkle Foundation and Hamish Dear Warm Hugs, each received £1,000. Meanwhile, the Cash for Kids Coat Appeal 2022, set up to help kids affected by poverty, neglect or abuse, received a donation of £1,500.
Mental Health Aberdeen (MHA), which offers a lifeline support service within the community, was Barratt’s main charity in the north and received a total cash boost of more than £11,000 in 2022. Meanwhile The Leanne Fund, an organisation which helps those affected by cystic fibrosis, received £1,500 and Motor Neurone Disease (MND) Scotland secured £1,500.
Other organisations which received funding from the Barratt Developments in 2022 included environmental organisation, Cove Woodland Community Trust; assistance dogs charity, Canine Partners; Elgin Sports Community Trust and Ellon Castle Gardens.
David Palmer, Barratt and David Wilson Homes’ Managing Director for North Scotland, said: “At Barratt, we’re committed to using our scale for good whenever and wherever we can. As Scotland’s leading housebuilder, it’s important that we give back to the areas in which we build and lead by example.
“There is so much vital work being undertaken by organisations up and down the country, and we’re extremely proud to have been able to support these activities and help them continue during what has been a very challenging year.
“From foodbanks through to environmental projects, we’ve donated to a variety of causes this year and look to continue supporting such a diverse mix in 2023. We would like to thank everyone who suggested charities and supported our fundraising activity, and wish everyone a merry Christmas and happy New Year.”
The full list of 2022’s beneficiaries includes:
• Highland Homeless, Inverness
• Aberdeen Cyrenians, Aberdeen
• Social Bite, Edinburgh
• The Coming Home Centre, Glasgow
• CATH, Perth
• St Columba’s Hospice Care
• Link Living
• Capability Scotland
• Cross Reach
• The Water of Leith Conservation Trust
• Sporting Start
• Edinburgh Food Project
• Four Square
• Tenovus Scotland
• East Lothian Roots and Fruits
• Empty Kitchen Full Hearts
• Pink Saltire
• Edinburgh Cat & Dog Home
• Cash for Kids
• Mental Health Aberdeen (MHA)
• Perth & Kinross Foodbank
• Abbie’s Sparkle Foundation
• Trees for Life
• Hamish Dear Warm Hugs
• Ellon Castle Gardens – Bill Bruce Memorial Garden Project
• Elgin Sports Community Trust
• Cove Woodland Community Trust
• Motor Neurone Disease (MND) Scotland
• Newburgh & Ythan Community Trust – Seal Beach Project
• Dream, Believe, Achieve Highland
• The Leanne Fund
• Cash for Kids Coat Appeal 2022
• The Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice in Glasgow
• The Lily Foundation
• Parklea Branching Out
• St Andrew’s Hospice – Thanksgiving Thistle Appeal
• The Simba Charity
• Trust Jack Foundation
• Kindness Homeless Street Team Glasgow
• Nil by Mouth
• Children 1st – Bairns’ Hoose Project
• The Prince’s Trust
• Glasgow Spirit of Christmas
• Canine Partners
• Selkirk Food Bank
• Stable Life
• Brake Road Safety
• The Wave Project
• Artbeat Scotland
• Earlston Scouts Group
• Rowlands, Selkirk
• The Difference, Special Baby Care Unit