Deadline approaching for local causes to receive funding from McCarthy and Stone

Award-winning retirement housebuilder McCarthy and Stone and The Extra have been contacted by a number of local charities who have answered its appeal for support in and around the Glasgow Southside area, as its new Merchant’s Gate development takes shape on Springkell Avenue in Pollokshields.

With community right at the heart of McCarthy and Stone, the company has asked that any local causes still considering an application should do so by Friday, May 24.

The company is interested to hear from local causes, which require support in the form of donations; and while it cannot guarantee funding in every case, it has vowed to help at least three organisations in the Glasgow Southside area.

Entrants from community groups and local charities are urged to get in touch as soon as possible ahead of the closing date.

Lorraine Paterson, regional sales and marketing director at McCarthy and Stone in Scotland, said: “As Merchants Gate has now become part of the local landscape in Pollokshields, it is part of our ongoing commitment to help build a positive legacy in the local community.

“Therefore, it is fantastic to be able to offer to help causes, be it individuals or groups that are close to locals’ hearts in the south side of Glasgow.

“We’re really looking forward to hearing from a range of local charities and initiatives that could use our help and support.”

Local causes should outline the details of their project or charity and explain how a donation from McCarthy and Stone would assist their project. There is a total fund of £1,000 available. Please send email entry to [email protected] and mark as ‘Glasgow Southside Community Charity Appeal – 2019 ’ in the subject header.

Closing date for entries is May 24.

Full terms and conditions of the charity call out are available at

For more information about Merchants Gate, visit the sales information centre on Nithsdale Road, which is open Tuesday to Saturday from 10.30am-5pm, alternatively call 0800 201 4740. For further information about the development visit

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