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£5K CALA HOMES (WEST) LANARKSHIRE BURSARY WINNERS ANNOUNCED

Wednesday, 30 August 2017

CALA Homes (West) has announced the winning recipients of its £5,000 community bursary initiative across Lanarkshire following a flurry of applications for a portion of the regional pot.

The luxury homebuilder welcomed applications from local charities, community groups and organisations across Lanarkshire who applied for a share of the bursary.

Lanarkshire was one of three regions identified by CALA Homes to receive a £5,000 pot across the West of Scotland with a total allocation of £15,000 being given out in 2017.

In total, seven charities across Lanarkshire were selected to receive support from the CALA funding scheme benefiting a broad range of organisations and community groups which helps make a real difference in and around the local communities it is currently building.

Successful applicants included: Kirkland Park Primary School in Strathaven, C.O.A.S.T (Carers of Autism Spectrum Together) in Hamilton, Cumbernauld and Kilsyth Care and Dullatur Village Playgroup in Cumbernauld and East Kilbride Men’s Shed, Make a House a Home and EK Dementia Carers Group in East Kilbride.  

Liana Canavan, sales and marketing director for CALA Homes (West), said: “We are astounded not only at the amount of entries we received but also the calibre of applications, showcasing some amazing work going on, right here on our doorstep.

 “Community spirit really shone through in all of the entries and it was a difficult process to whittle down the applications to those we truly believe we could make a difference to.

 “We strongly believe that we are not just building houses, we are building homes that belong to a wider community and we hope through the charities and organisations that we have selected this time that we can go some way in helping create a positive impact for many.

 “We look forward to getting out there and meeting the Lanarkshire charities and organisations we have supported in the coming months and we thank all applicants for their time and efforts in getting in touch.”

Claire Lees, founder and project manager at Make a House a Home, who received £1,000 of grant funding, said: “We’d like to thank CALA Homes for their support. Their kind donation will not only help us build on our existing workshops and DIY courses, but will help fund a home styling service to victims of homelessness. We also hope to offer flexible volunteering hours to get single parents back into work again.”

CALA Homes (West) currently has three developments across Lanarkshire including The Lawns at Thorntonhall, Gillburn Steadings in Jackton, Nerston View, Dullatur Greens in Cumbernauld and coming soon Lethame Green in Strathaven.

For more information visit www.cala.co.uk or call 01324 600000.

 

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