Maryhill Housing secures funding to help with response to COVID-19 pandemic
Maryhill Housing has been awarded £94,000 of ‘Supporting Communities’ funding from the Scottish Government.
Together with North United Communities (NUC), Maryhill Housing will be dividing this money amongst local organisations which are providing COVID-19 response services.
The funding will allow the following to be provided in the Maryhill and Ruchill areas:
- Tesco and Asda food vouchers for vulnerable residents
- Weekly provision of food deliveries to St Gregory’s Foodbank
- Six weeks’ provision of Meals on Wheels service provided by the G20 Youth Festival
- A contribution to Maryhill Parish Church who have been doing shopping and dropping off food parcels for people who are self isolating
- Equipment for local organisations who may have to now change how they engage with residents
- Extension of the current health and well-being ‘Nu Me’ programme for adults and families. This is an online mental health and well-being Community Hub and will provide a range of online support and connections for the most vulnerable and isolated.
Dawn Burns, community regeneration manager at Maryhill Housing, said: “We are extremely grateful to the Scottish Government for providing this essential funding. It will enable many local organisations to continue to provide much-needed support to the communities of Maryhill and Ruchill.
“The local organisations and volunteers have been absolutely outstanding and are providing a lifeline to many residents during such uncertain times; Maryhill Housing thanks them wholeheartedly”.
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