McCulloch Group support young women in sport

Scottish-based rail innovators, the McCulloch Group, recently celebrated thirty years of successful operational business here in the UK and abroad, as part of the celebrations the business announced the launching of their own ‘Community Chest’ programme to provide grassroots funding and support to worthy causes across the country. The business founded by brothers Billy and Danny McCulloch launched in February 1992 and since then has grown to an impressive exporter of their unique innovative kit across the world, generating significant inward investment to Scotland each year. As a family business, the McCulloch Group has always sought to give back where able and has supported local charities as well as community groups throughout their time. Through the commitment of this ‘Community Chest’ pot of funding, they look forward to supporting more causes on a monthly basis.

,The first award winner of the Community Chest funding is the Siren’s Borders Under 15 girls’ netball team, a newly formed local grassroots group with a goal of encouraging young women into the much-loved sport of netball. The McCulloch Group has provided funding to provide the team of young women with their sporting kit for competing in their district tournaments.

Victoria Harburn, Head Coach, says “The Sirens Borders U15 team have been training together since August 2022. A very generous sponsorship package from the McCulloch Group provided us with all the kit we needed to kick off the season with a flying start. The girls and coaches have represented the Borders impeccably and should hold their heads high. The season draws to a close in April with playoffs for national rankings. Everything is aimed towards that point for them. We will also be nominating the most talented players for national pathway selection trials at the end of March.” Harburn continues “Sponsorship for young women’s sport is critical for our success and continuation. We are very grateful for the help given to us by the McCulloch Group.”

The under-fifteen team have recently had a period of wins in the District Development Tournament against Glasgow, Orkney, Perth and Kinross, and Inverclyde. The current season ends in April and the girls continue to train hard ahead of this. The under-fifteen team is also joined by an under-seventeen team.

David Girdler, Chief Executive Officer of the McCulloch Group, shares “As a business, we’re focused on innovation, driven by a hunger to see improvements on the rail infrastructure. This hunger however doesn’t stop there, it stretches to our communities as well. Our new Community Chest programme allows us to invest in the communities within which we work and of course within the lives of those who work as part of our team across the country. We welcome applications through our employees for good causes around the UK.”

Girdler continued “The benefits of sport participation to our young people should never be underestimated, and on behalf of all at the McCulloch Group I pass on my best wishes to the girls in their sporting endeavours.”

The McCulloch Group have committed to making one funding commitment per month to support causes such as children’s activities, local community projects and other charitable endeavours. With suppliers Selectequip the business donated crucial supplies to Luton-based ‘Signposts’ who support individuals affected by homelessness, they have arranged internal collections for the Ukraine appeal early in 2022 and a toy collection appeal to support a local foodbank in December of 2022.

As a business with offices and depots across the United Kingdom from Toddington to Kilmarnock, they welcome applications of support to be submitted by their employees completing an application form for funds alongside their nominated good cause.

Further information on the McCulloch Group’s Community Chest funding can be requested by emailing