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Thursday, 03 May 2018

CALA Homes has announced the recipients of its Community Bursary scheme in Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire. Now in its third year, the scheme aims to provide support for a wide range of local charities, community groups and good causes.

A total of 11 initiatives from across the area have been selected to receive a share of more than £10,000, helping them to continue the vital work they do within the community.

Successful applicants include Home-Start Aberdeen which provides volunteer-led home-visiting support to vulnerable families. The group will receive £900 towards covering volunteer costs of running its Big Hopes Big Future project.

Supporting Children in Learning for Life (SCILL) has been granted more than £1,500, enabling it to hire Banchory Swimming Pool for weekly children’s swimming lessons during term time for one year. 

Mike Naysmith, regional managing director for CALA Homes (North), comments: “We were overwhelmed by the response to this year’s community bursary and the fantastic work that is being carried out across Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire.

“Due to the sheer number and calibre of entries, the selection process was particularly tough and we decided to provide a little more than £10,000.  We are confident that the organisations selected will be able to use the funds to make a real difference in the work they do. 

“We would like to thank everyone who took the time to apply and congratulate them on the significant contribution they are making to the local community.”

CALA is 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. In 2018, the community bursary scheme will grant more than £100,000 in funding to good causes across the UK.

Other successful recipients include Police Scotland Youth Volunteers Aberdeen, Pleyfauld Very Sheltered Housing, Sunrise Partnership, Spikin Autism and More (SAAM), Friends of Orchard Brae, Printfield Community Project, Seaton Community Church, Grampian Child Bereavement Network and Aberdeen Riding Club.

For more information on CALA Homes, visit www.cala.co.uk