Kevin Watson Group & Radius Housing
Association present £1500 to local clubs
Press release -
27th October 2020
locals sports and recreation organisations have become the latest beneficiaries
of the Blacks Gate Construction Community Fund. O Donovan Rossa GAC, UU Tigers
Basketball Club and St Michaels 31st Belfast Scouts have been presented
with £500 by Radius Housing Association and the Kevin Watson Group.
Watson Group is the lead contractor for Radius Housing’s Blacks Gate
regeneration project, which is transforming the former Visteon factory site.
The £30 million Blacks Gate development which will provide 244 new homes is one
of the largest new build projects in Northern Ireland, and is supporting
hundreds of on-site jobs. In addition Kevin Watson Group is supporting a number
of apprenticeships on site, as well as wider community support projects.
three groups who have been awarded £500 each applied for the funding through an
open call. The funding will help O Donovan Rossa GAC, UU Tigers Basketball Club
and St Michaels 31st Belfast Scouts in their work within the local
community, particularly their work with children and young people.
Awarding the cheques,
Shona Watson Director at KWG said “We are proud to be playing a small part in
connecting with local sporting and community groups in the area who are in need
of funding. This funding will allow them to continue doing what they do best,
providing youth with an outlet which allows them to develop their skills both
socially and physically.
Treasurer O Donovan Rossa GAC, Belfast commented "It's great to see the
development at Blacks Gate, as it will provide much needed housing locally. We
are delighted to be in receipt of this £500 donation from KWG and Radius as it
will be very helpful in keeping our 40+ teams going in these difficult
Radius Housing Regeneration Manager, added “We are
delighted to be in a position to support each of the local clubs with this
funding. In order to help support more employment opportunities and the work of
local community organisations, Radius Housing has enhanced the standard
Buy-Social contractual requirements on the Blacks Gate development contract to
include opportunities to support local organisations who provide an invaluable
contribution to their communities.”