A SCOTTISH-based housing group has supported communities across the UK to the tune of £100,000.

Stewart Milne Group, which is headquartered in Aberdeen, gave more than 20 organisations a funding boost.

This month, the team at Stewart Milne Group were ranked top of Social Bite’s fundraising table for the Sleep in the Park event. Stewart Milne, chairman of the group, and colleagues from the group’s Aberdeen, Edinburgh and Glasgow offices, participated in the world’s largest sleep out in an effort to end homelessness in Scotland.

Josh Littlejohn, co-founder of Social Bite, said: “I would like to extend a huge thank you to the team at Stewart Milne Group for taking part in Sleep in the Park, and I’m overwhelmed by their incredible fundraising effort.

“It’s humbling to see people from all across Scotland come together for one single cause, and the money raised will make a huge difference to the people in our society who need it most.”

Returning to Kenya for the second year, a team of volunteers from Stewart Milne Group travelled to Iten with the Gathimba Edwards Foundation where they built four new homes for families who were previously living in unsafe conditions. In addition to their work in Kenya, the team raised more than £8000 through various events throughout the year.

This year, Stewart Milne Group also raised £30,000 for Beatson Cancer Charity at their annual fundraising charity ball. This brings the total amount raised by the group for this charity in the past seven years to £200,000.

In addition to these worthwhile causes, the group also raised significant donations for Mates in Mind – a construction charity that is dedicated to improving mental health in the industry – and Macmillan Cancer Support.

The home builder has also invested time and money in local projects which include pledging £8000 to Robert Gordon University, creating an access scholarship as part of the Giving Tuesday campaign and Sponsoring the Stonehaven Fireballs until 2021.

Milne said: “It’s fantastic to see that as a business, we’ve made a positive difference to individuals, to charities and to communities.”