A COMMUNITY has received a bumper £10,000 cash windfall from CCG.
Elderpark Housing has received the cash to benefit the Govan community where it has its homes.
The money has come from CCG’s community benefit commitment as it undertakes the construction of new affordable homes for Elderpark and restores the iconic Hills Trust school to become new offices for the housing association.
Alongside the donation, CCG’s commitment includes the provision of jobs, trade apprenticeships, work placements and curriculum support for local schools.
Elderpark Housing says the money will go a long way to helping the community it serves as a housing provider. Already, some of it has been put to good use on community events designed to engage local residents in the Elderpark area. It has also helped pay for an afternoon tea for senior citizens, new blinds for windows at Elderpark Community Centre and there are plans to use some of the money to buy land for a community garden.
Shirley McKnight, Elderpark Housing Deputy Chief Executive, said the creation of new homes, due to be completed next year, was already bringing significant benefits to the community.
Ms McKnight said: “Nowadays contractors are encouraged to deliver what’s known as ‘community benefit’ when they are awarded contracts from housing providers such as Elderpark.
“CCG’s generous contribution of £10,000 has already started to benefit the community and will continue to do so over the rest of the year as we look at ways this money can be used. Elderpark Housing shares CCG’s vision of delivering affordable housing underpinned by strong communities. We thank CCG for helping us to achieve this.”
David Wylie, CCG Managing Director, said: “Contributing to communities is very much integral to the CCG ethos and we are delighted to see that our donation is already being used to support the people of Govan by creating a lasting legacy from our work in the delivery of new affordable homes and the Hills Trust School. Elderpark Housing’s commitment to Govan is to be commended, without whom this donation would not be possible.”
A total of 82 affordable homes are set to be delivered by summer-2020 whilst the new Elderpark offices will be officially handed over in this coming January. The very latest news for both projects can be found via our Site Newsletter.
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