Thenue Housing provides community groups with cash boost

Three hardworking community groups in the East End of Glasgow have been given a bumper cash boost from Thenue Housing.

Tracy Stirling and Michael Palethorpe of Cruden with representatives of the three groups

They have received a welcome community benefits £5000 cash windfall thanks to a link-up between construction company Cruden and Thenue Housing as a result of the construction of new homes for rent in Abercromby Street.

The community groups are:

  • The Kindness Project - awarded £2,000
  • North East Recovery Community - awarded £2,000
  • We Are With You (formerly known as “Addaction”) - awarded £1,000

The Kindness Project provides relief to Glasgow’s homeless community while North East Recovery assists women recover from addiction and runs a regular café in Calton. We Are With You also helps people recover from addiction issues with an emphasis on wellbeing.

Seventy seven affordable flats and houses are being built at Abercromby Street not far from Thenue’s London Road offices and due for completion this year.

Charles Turner, chief executive of Thenue Housing, thanked Cruden for its donation to help the community.

He said: “We are delighted that three organisations which do such vital work in the East End are recipients of Cruden’s financial support. This money will undoubtedly help them continue the essential role they perform in our community.”

Gordon Lee from Cruden Building added: “Cruden is proud to build communities and not just new homes. As well as providing energy-efficient, affordable housing, it’s a privilege to provide support to each of these local groups, whose important work is making such a difference to the community.”

Georgie McConnell of We Are With You, said: “We very grateful for the grant and will be using it to support our community gardening project known as Roots to Recovery. We set up the Roots garden project to offer people in recovery access to nature, horticulture and community.  Thank you so much.”