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ng homes celebrates awards for community initiatives

ng homes won recognition recently at two prestigious award ceremonies, highlighting their support the wellbeing of communities in North Glasgow.

The EY Foundation Impact Awards took place Monday 17 June 2024 in Glasgow with ng homes nominated in two categories - EY Foundation External Volunteer and Scotland Employer Partner. Project Manager Greg Cann was recognised for his contributions to Employability and his work with local community groups and schools with the External Volunteer award.

EY Foundation External Volunteer Award

ng homes Project Manager Greg Cann with the EY Foundation External Volunteer Award 

The EY Foundation External Volunteer award celebrates the dedication of volunteers who have gone above and beyond in supporting the developmental needs of young children within the community as part of EY Your Future , a six-month programme aimed at students who want to go straight into work after school, rather than further education with each participant receiving employability skills training, interactive workshops, and paid work experience.

ng homes also attended the Scottish Transport Awards (STA) last week, having received a nomination for the Excellence in Walking, Public Realm and Cycling initiatives along with community partners Cycling Scotland.Scottish Transport Awards

The Association was delighted to receive a Highly Commended recognition in this highly competitive category, with the STA acknowledging ng homes for its innovative and wide-ranging Active Travel initiatives. These initiatives have been supported by funding from Cycling Scotland which has helped to develop and deliver programmes and projects including tenant bike storage and engagement activities (such as Early Years ‘Learn to Ride’ and ‘Dr Bike’ bicycle maintenance sessions).

The Scottish Transport Awards ‘Excellence in Walking, Public Realm and Cycling’ category showcases policies and projects that have improved the street environment and cycling strategies which have brought significant benefits to the community.

ng homes Chair Catherine Rossine shared her delight in receiving the award and commendation saying “These awards serve as a testament to the organisation's dedication to supporting our communities and our strong commitment to community engagement.

I am delighted to see the hard work and dedication from ng homes to build and promote not only our Active Travel programme and cycling initiatives but also making a real impact to the health and wellbeing of our tenants and residents in North Glasgow. Well done to everyone involved in the work which is deservedly recognised by these nominations and awards”.

ng homes Project Manager Greg Cann expressed his delight at the recognition, saying “These awards reflect our strong ongoing commitment to our community and the progress we’ve been able to make in promoting Active Travel and supporting the needs of our tenants, residents, and community thanks to the support of our community partners.

The recognition at the EY Foundation Impact Awards and the Scottish Transport Awards is a wonderful achievement, especially the other nominees, and affirms our efforts in making sustainable and active travel a viable option for everyone in our community. We are inspired to continue our work, ensuring our residents have the support and resources they need to thrive”.

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