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Bancon Homes today announces that it has formalised its partnership with the Scottish Men’s Sheds Association (SMSA). As part of the arrangement the company will provide one year of rent free accommodation for the SMSA’s headquarters at the Banchory Business Centre The SMSA has resided there since 2016.
A registered charity, the SMSA is a national association which provides support and resources to 200+ Men’s Sheds across Scotland. Its sole focus is to inspire and support men over the age of 18 with time on their hands to become engaged, in a healthy way, by voluntarily creating their own Men’s Sheds in their local communities across Scotland. The Association provides practical help, information and advice for Shedders throughout their journey from the initial seed of an idea to the running of a successful and sustainable Men's Shed.
Allan Clow, Managing Director of Bancon Homes said: “Providing a home for people is what we do so we are delighted to support this incredible charity, ensuring they retain their office space and are able to deliver their important services. Men’s Sheds build communities and create an environment for people to come together and this in turn, reduces social isolation and loneliness and that too is our vision for our developments and the communities we work within.”
Jason Schroeder, SMSA Chief Executive, said: “Bancon has always been extremely supportive of the SMSA and our work to support Men’s Sheds across Scotland and we are delighted with this charitable act to reduce the running costs of the charity.
“This means even more during an extremely difficult time when many charities like us are struggling with the current cost of living crisis and all applying for the same pots of grant funding out there whilst trying to recover from a pandemic and still deliver services. This extremely kind gesture provides our charity with the foundation to remain open to support this fast-paced grassroots movement that exists to improve the health and wellbeing of men aged 18 and over and support their communities.”
To find out more go to www.scottishmsa.org.uk