Over £189,000 donated to causes across Scotland by Barratt Developments

Alan Fraser, construction manager at Barratt Scotland hands over a £10,000 donation to Clare Netherton, of The Highland Homeless Trust Charity in Inverness.

BARRATT Developments is celebrating a year of giving after donating more than £189,000 to good causes across Scotland.

Each year, the housebuilder supports a range of organisations promoting health, employability, and care among other causes. It 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.

In light of the cost-of-living crisis, the firm has donated a large sum to support various food charities across Scotland. These include Social Bite, Empty Kitchen, Full Hearts in Edinburgh which rescues surplus food to make meals for those in need, and Perth and Kinross Foodbank.

Meanwhile, environmental groups such as The Water of Leith Conservation Trust, Ellon Castle Gardens (Bill Bruce Memorial Garden Project), and Newburgh & Ythan Community Trust (Seal Beach Project) have also benefited.

Likewise, health charities such as Hamish Dear Warm Hugs in the north east which provides financial assistance to children who have cancer, St Columba’s Hospice based in Edinburgh and the Lothians and mitochondrial disease charity, The Lily Foundation, have also received a share of donations.

Douglas McLeod, Barratt Developments’ regional MD for 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 a diverse mix in 2023 too. 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
  • Dnipro
  • 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
  • CHAP
  • CHAS
  • 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