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Wednesday, 30 August 2017

CALA Homes (West) has announced the winning recipients of its £5,000 community bursary initiative across East Dunbartonshire 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 East Dunbartonshire who applied for a share of the bursary.

 East Dunbartonshire 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 East Dunbartonshire 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: Cue and Review Recording Service and Balmuidy Primary PTA in Bishopbriggs, Seagull Trust Cruises in Kirkintilloch, Cadderhills Community Café in Cadder, Mosshead Preschool Nursery in Bearsden, Milngavie in Bloom and Lenzie Youth Club.

 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 East Dunbartonshire charities and organisations we have supported in the coming months and we thank all applicants for their time and efforts in getting in touch.”

 Jenny Burgon, committee member at Seagull Trust Cruises, who received £1,000 from the grant fund, said: “We provide enjoyable and relaxing cruises for local residents in care homes, pupils at additional support needs schools and members of varied local clubs, so we are looking to continue the provision of cruises for people in need. At present, dedicated parking cannot be guaranteed and passengers may have to be escorted some distance from the marina.

 “We’d like to thank CALA Homes for its donation which will help us to expand our car park to offer exclusive parking access for adapted vehicles that bring our passengers in wheelchairs to our boats.”

 CALA Homes (West) currently has two developments across East Dunbartonshire including Kilmardinny Grange and Kilmardinny Heights in Bearsden with a number of other coming soon sites across the region.

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