6 July 2018
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon welcomed £185 million of new funding from the European Investment Bank (EIB) for Wheatley Group to build and improve thousands of affordable homes across Scotland.
The announcement was made at a community event in Glasgow where the First Minister was joined by EIB Vice President Jonathan Taylor along with tenants and staff from Wheatley and local business, community and social housing leaders. She also met some of the apprentices employed by Wheatley.
First Minister @NicolaSturgeon is backing Wheatley’s new £185M funding from @EIB to help build and improve thousands of affordable homes across Scotland. https://t.co/exCTtMTP5B #MakingHomesandLivesBetter #newhomes #energyefficiency pic.twitter.com/I58KW11AE3
— Wheatley Group (@WheatleyHousing) July 6, 2018
The First Minister said:
Ensuring people have access to quality housing is a fundamental part of building a fair and equal society. That is why we have committed to deliver at least 50,000 new affordable homes in the five years to 2021.
“Wheatley Group is vital in helping us achieve that, having delivered almost 1,900 new affordable homes across Scotland over the past three years and the additional funding from the European Investment Bank will help them build on this. It is also another reminder of how Scotland benefits from the EU and its institutions.”
£185m funding to @WheatleyHousing to help build affordable homes across #Scotland as well as refurbishing existing ones helping tenants cut energy bills and integrating refugees into Wheatley communities https://t.co/XK88SjpXPV pic.twitter.com/r4io1CRaE7
— European Investment Bank (@EIB) July 6, 2018