Housebuilder searches for worthy causes in Scotland requiring funding support

Home Start West Lothian. Image credit: Stewart Attwood

MILLER Homes is encouraging local projects, charities and causes to apply for its next round of community funding, which will see £20,000 distributed near the housebuilder’s 23 developments.

The firm revealed it hopes to better local neighbourhoods across the east and west of Scotland with its Community Fund programme.

Miller is looking for organisations who help support the local community. Examples could include foodbanks in need of supplies, sports groups requiring equipment or kit, and allotment groups hoping to grow produce for the community.

Last year, the housebuilder supported 19 groups in Scotland, with Home Start West Lothian and Dynamite Gymnastics Club Clydebank among the worthy causes who received funding. Home Start West Lothian, based in Livingston, supports parents with young children. Miller Homes Scotland East donated £1,000 towards its Stay & Play programme. Dynamite Gymnastics Club received £500 to help pay for coaching courses.

David McGrath, divisional MD for Miller Homes Scotland said, “It’s been a rewarding experience to support groups at the heart of our local communities and we can’t thank everyone enough for the hard work in delivering our first successful round of funding. We are looking forward to this second round and hope to support the most vulnerable members of our communities and encourage all groups no matter their size to get in touch.”

Each of Miller Homes’ 10 regional offices across the UK will have its own £10,000 fund, which combined will contribute £100,000 to community initiatives across the country.

Applications will close on Wednesday 3 May, with a minimum of £250 and a maximum of £2,000 awarded. For more information, visit