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BT volunteers win support for community groups in Scotland

Press Release   •   Mar 19, 2013 00:00 GMT

BT is once again rewarding its employees for their continued dedication to volunteering. Charities and organisations across Scotland are being awarded BT grants of up to £1,000 in recognition of volunteers who give large amounts of their time to others.

BT is awarding grants through its employee recognition scheme, the BT People Awards, which was launched in April 2012. The scheme acknowledges BT’s volunteering heroes who offer their time to help those in and around their local community.

Fifteen groups in Scotland have received grants to continue their excellent work in the community, including Boxer Welfare Scotland in Livingston, Pulse Community Radio in Barrhead; The Whitehall Theatre in Dundee and Oldmeldrum Sports & Highland Games in Aberdeenshire. A full list of the winning groups is below.

Brendan Dick, BT Scotland’s director, said: “The People Awards really highlight the time and commitment that BT people are giving to their communities and provide a great opportunity to reward their community group or charity for their volunteering.”

Joe McDavid, BT HR director and the Group’s volunteering sponsor, said: “It’s great to see so many BT people using their professional skills to help others. They are bringing real value to the community groups they work so closely with through our volunteering programme. Of course, it’s also a great development opportunity and BT benefits from the new skills, experiences and perspectives that our volunteers gain by being an active part of their local community.”

More than 190 applications were received for the third round of grants and 171 applicants received awards totalling £55,000.

Applications were submitted by BT people from all over the world including Spain and India. These included a wide range of community organisations, from a search and rescue team to a sailing club, illustrating the wide variety of activities BT people are involved with.

For more information and to see a complete list of the latest award recipients please

The winners in Scotland are:


  • Angus Mountain Bike Trails Association, Arbroath, DD11 4QF, 01241890319 £500
    • The Whitehall Theatre, Dundee, DD1 5JA, 01382 434940 £260 
  • Buckstone Ski Club, Edinburgh, EH10 6UY, 07711107544 £260 
  • SWAN (Scottish Workplace Area Networking), Edinburgh, EH3 6SF, 0131 448 3660 £260 
  • Redhall Star Youth Football Club, Edinburgh, EH14 2HG, 07752736474 £260 
  • Pencaitland Youth Football Club, Pencaitland, EH34 5HD, 01875 340753 £260 
  • Boxer Welfare Scotland, Livingston, EH546TG, 01224515101 £260 
  • Bonnyrigg Rose 2002's, Rosewall, EH24 9EA, 07824888107 £260 
  • Caldwell Halls Trust Ltd, Torrance, G64 4BN, 07761 812243 £1,000 
  • Pulse Community Radio, Barrhead, G78 2SJ, 0141 880 8256 £500 
  • Oldmeldrum Sports & Highland Games, Oldmeldrum, AB51 0ES, 07976650763 £260 
  • The Garioch Partnership, Inverurie, AB51 3QB, 01467 624806 £260 
  • Darroch Explorer Scout Unit, Greenock, PA16 8HL, 07984992178 £260 
  • Johnstone Jets Youth Cycling, Bridge of Weir, PA11 3HG, 01505690190 £260 
  • Dalry Community Sports Club, Dalry, KA24 5DE, 01294 832373 £260