Deserving causes benefit from Esh community scheme

Darush Dodds

AN Edinburgh radio station for adults on the autistic spectrum, a West Lothian refuge for women and children made homeless due to domestic abuse and a befriending service in Dumfries and Galloway for older people suffering from social isolation are among the organisations to benefit from Esh Border Construction’s community scheme.

The Livingston-based firm has granted just under £10,000, distributed between 13 charities, social enterprises and community groups.

Esh Communities has granted more than £140,000 to organisations across the UK over the past five years. Following an application process earlier this year, the beneficiaries were selected from scores of applicants who demonstrated their work aligned with at least one of Esh Group’s core values.

These values include improving quality of life, supporting disadvantaged or vulnerable communities, increasing employment prospects and promoting equality.

Darush Dodds, head of corporate responsibility and added value at Esh Group said, “This year’s Scottish recipients of Esh Communities funding are already doing some fantastic work in their respective communities. From alleviating the difficulties of homelessness, to supporting young people suffering serious illnesses – these groups are tackling some of society’s biggest challenges.

“It’s a privilege for Esh Group to contribute to their efforts, particularly because adding value to the communities in which we work is such an important guiding principle of the business.”