Housebuilder’s funding proves the perfect blend for local charity

James Faddes of Glesga Roasters and Elizabeth Hanlon from Cala Homes

AN East Dunbartonshire charity created to help rehabilitation, mentoring, employability and belonging within the local community, has been given a welcome funding boost thanks to housebuilder Cala Homes (West).

Bishopbriggs-based Glesga Roasters received a £1,000 grant thanks to Cala’s community bursary initiative. The social enterprise, started by minister James Faddes, aims to help change the lives of people who are on the fringes of society, whether they have been affected by drugs, alcohol, or criminality.

The funding has helped with additional equipment for the business, to help to train and rehabilitate more people within the local community, as well as helping to keep the Roasters running its operational roastery.

James said, “We want to say a big thanks to Cala for choosing us as recipients for its community bursary. The funding they have given us has been a great help, especially for buying new equipment, so we can continue to help people on their journey to rehabilitation by training them as baristas.”

The business aims to produce local artisan roasted coffee and trade fairly and directly with coffee co-operatives in Rwanda.

Elizabeth Hanlon, sales consultant from Cala Homes (West), added, “We are delighted that we have been able to help Glesga Roasters with this funding. It is brilliant to see such ventures make such a big impact to people’s lives and we were thrilled to offer a helping hand. The work of the Glesga Roasters is admiral and we know just how important this fantastic business is to the local area, and to the people it helps.”