Our Community Bursary initiative invites charities, voluntary organisations and community groups to apply for a share of funding, with more than 300 worthy causes now having received over £300,000 since we launched the initiative in 2016.
The scheme was paused in 2020 as a result of the March lockdown, but was re-launched earlier this year to support groups and charities in need, particularly those which have been impacted by the pandemic.
The local organisations receiving a share of the fund in Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire are:
- A Bear Named Buttony
- Cultivate Aberdeen
- Leading Lights Theatre Group
- Aberdeenshire North Foodbank
- Cash 4 Kids
- The Living Well Project
- Aberdeen Amateur Athletic Club
Mike Naysmith, managing director of Cala Homes (North), said: “The last 12 months have been particularly hard for the charity and volunteering sectors, with many groups seeing reduced funding at a time when local communities need their services most.
“Cala aims to make a positive and lasting contribution to the communities in which we build and that’s more important now than ever. We know that this year’s Bursary will mean a great deal to the charities selected and we can’t wait to follow their progress and see how the donations will make a real difference to local people.
“We would like to thank everyone who took the time to apply to the Cala Community Bursary this year and congratulate each and every one of them on the fantastic work they are doing within their communities.”
Visit our Community Bursary page for more information.