As you may have seen, every three months our sister company in England and Wales, The Deposit Protection Service, awards up to £20,000 to charities that focus their efforts on housing related issues. What you may not know is that Scottish charities are also eligible to apply to the fund!
In our most recent awards, YMCA Glenrothes received £15,000 from our charity fund, helping them continue doing great work in their community.
For over 23 years YMCA Glenrothes Supported Accommodation has carried out vital work in their local community, providing a ‘safety-net’ for people in need. They support people affected by poverty and disadvantage, including young people in hostels, houses and flats.
With the award, YMCA Glenrothes will renovate four of the flats, so they can provide a caring, clean and supportive environment.
Mary Hill, Director of the YMCA Glenrothes, said “We are delighted to work with The DPS and organisations that give something back to the community. The YMCA helps young people become good tenants and The LPSS has given us a head start in this ongoing support work.”
We look forward to catching up with YMCA Glenrothes to find out how our donation has helped.