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Friday, 09 February 2018

Local charities, schools and good causes across Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire could receive a share of £10,000 thanks to the CALA Homes Community Bursary being launched this week (12th February).

Now in its third year, the scheme aims to provide support for a wide range of organisations and projects. Over the past two years 23 good causes in the area received a share of £20,000.

The initiative was first launched in 2015 to mark the 140th anniversary of CALA being established as the City of Aberdeen Land Association.

Mike Naysmith, Managing Director at CALA Homes (North), comments: “CALA has always been committed to making a positive and lasting contribution to the communities in which it builds, through an active programme of local charity donations, community support and sponsorship. 

“The community bursary scheme gives us the chance to find out exactly what support is needed locally and provides the opportunity for charities and groups of all sizes to apply for funds.

“We’re really looking forward to hearing from local charities, groups and community projects to find out about the great work being done and how CALA can get involved.”

Applicants are asked to complete a form in which they can explain what they would use the donation for as well as provide background information regarding the organisation and detail what impact it has in the local community.

The applications will be reviewed by a panel before the successful groups are announced.

Organisations that benefitted from the community bursary scheme last year included Seaton Community Church which received £1,000 towards purchasing food for its Make Lunches scheme, and Children's Hospice Association Scotland (CHAS) which also received £1,000 towards expanding its CHAS at Home care team based in Aberdeen.

You can apply for a share of the community bursary by downloading an application form from the CALA website.

The closing deadline for entries is Friday 23rd March.

For further information on the CALA Homes Bursary visit www.cala.co.uk/bursary-north.