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Monday, 12 February 2018

Local charities, schools and good causes across the West of Scotland could receive a share of £15,000 thanks to the CALA Homes Community Bursary being launched this week (12th February). Now in its second year, the scheme aims to provide support for a wide range of organisations and projects. In 2017, 118 good causes across the country received a share of more than £100,000.

Jim McIntyre, Managing Director for CALA Homes (West) 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.

The £15,000 fund will be split into three £5,000 pots spanning Glasgow, Lanarkshire and Renfrewshire.

 “More than 20 charities across the West of Scotland benefitted from the community bursary scheme last year, with donations, made for projects ranging from East Kilbride Men’s Shed to Seagull Trust Cruises in Kirkintilloch. We’re looking forward to hearing from more local charities this year about the great work they do and how CALA can get involved.”

One local Glasgow charity that received bursary funds last year was Building Futures. Shalinay Raghavan from the organisation said: “We were over the moon to have been selected out of so many amazing applicants.  The money we received will make a huge difference to the women we already support, and help even more disadvantaged women in Scotland to upskill and explore opportunities in construction.” 

You can apply for a share of the community bursary by downloading an application form from the CALA website at www.cala.co.uk/bursary.