Scottish Veterans' Garden City Association
Scottish Veterans' Garden City Association (SVGCA) provides and maintains houses for disabled British ex-Service, Merchant Navy, Police and Fire Brigade personnel.
Help for Heroes initial grant funding to SVGCA meant that a 3 bedroom house at Penicuik could be refurbished to provide accommodation in support of the Mark Wright GC Recovery Centre in Edinburgh.
In 2014, Help for Heroes announced further grant funding to the charity to construct five new specialist properties in the Salvesen area of Edinburgh.
Help for Heroes is funding 65% of the development, which consists of two and three bedroomed units to cater for young families.
As with all SVGCA homes, they will be available to disabled veterans and their families for life and will be designed to meet their specialist needs.
Peter Minshall, chief executive of SVGCA, said: “There is no doubt that this magnificent lead grant from Help for Heroes provides the green light for us to complete our building programme in Edinburgh which will benefit five more disabled veterans and their families.”
Help for Heroes Court is expected to be completed by September 2015.