Our Nominated Charity 2024 – Homeless Project Scotland

We’re committed to giving back and each year Mackenzie Construction supports a local charity by raising money and awareness for a cause close to our hearts.


We are delighted to announce that this year we will be fundraising for Homeless Project Scotland, an organisation that aim to provide nourishment and support to the homeless and vulnerable people across Scotland. Our growth in recent years through expanding our offices into Inverness, Dundee and Newcastle will encourage regional fundraising and increase the reach of our support for this great cause. Homeless Project Scotland runs a number of critical services to showcase their commitment to tackling the issue of food poverty and making sure that no one goes hungry.


A key service that Homeless Project Scotland runs is the soup kitchen, which is an integral part of the organisation’s aims to provide nourishment and support to the homeless and vulnerable people across Scotland. The soup kitchen is a vital service for many individuals who may not have access to regular meals or other forms of support. Homeless Project Scotland has a dedicated volunteer street cycle team that provides invaluable assistance to homeless and rough sleepers throughout cities and towns. They travel around the city, delivering food, water, clothing, and other essential items to individuals who are living on the streets. Homeless Project Scotland also has volunteer street teams, that operate throughout Scotland, providing vital assistance to homeless and rough sleepers across Scotland, such as distributing food, water, clothing, and other essential items to those who are living on the streets. As well as but they also provide emotional support, listening to people’s stories, and offering a friendly face and a non-judgmental ear.


The various initiatives run by Homeless Project Scotland are designed to provide hot, nutritious meals to those who need them most. By doing so, the organisation not only addresses the immediate need for food but also helps to foster a sense of community and belonging for individuals who may feel isolated and marginalised. The organisation recognises that a hot meal isn’t always enough, so they have taken a proactive approach to addressing food poverty in Scotland by providing food bank tables at their soup kitchen. The tables are stocked with a variety of essential items, such as canned goods, pasta, rice, and other non-perishable food items, which visitors can take home to help fill their cupboards and prepare healthy meals. Homeless Project Scotland launched the first national homeless helpline in Scotland, staffed by trained professionals who offer support and advice to individuals experiencing homelessness or who are at risk of homelessness. The organisation believes that everyone has the right to a safe and secure home, and our helpline is a critical resource for those in crisis. They are committed to addressing the root causes of homelessness and working to provide sustainable solutions.


Having previously supported the Wooden Spoon Charity, My Name’5 Doddie Foundation, Cancer Support Scotland and local mental health charity Chris’s House, we are humbled to be raising money and awareness for another wonderful cause in our local areas. In previous years our team have had great fun coming together to raise money and awareness through taking part in running events, cycling challenges, football matches and even Christmas jumper competitions. Our Health and Wellbeing Committee have been working on an exciting programme of events for this year and we look forward to coming together for another great cause.


Our Health and Wellbeing Committee Chairperson, Nina Devaney shared:

“Choosing our annual charity is an important and difficult decision for the business, with so many well-deserved organisations in need of support. This year, we are delighted to be supporting Homeless Project Scotland and are looking forward to getting everyone together and raising money for the organisation.”


You can visit our JustGiving link here for donations, where all proceeds throughout 2024 will go to Homeless Project Scotland.