Rugby Homeless Charity Receives A Helping Hand From CALA's Community Bursary Scheme

Rugby-based charity, Help the Homeless Rugby, received a welcome boost from CALA, after receiving over £2,500 in funding to help run provide much needed supplies for rough sleepers and destitute people’s wellbeing. 

CALA Homes 29 November 2018

The charity came together with the aim of alleviating the issue of homelessness by serving hot, healthy and ethical meals to local and vulnerable people twice a week. It also engages with vulnerable members of the community to provide practical advice, support, clothing and equipment. The Rugby-based group is run by unpaid volunteers, with majority of the supplies provided out of their own pockets, to provide support without judgement, making any visitors feel safe when asking for help.

The CALA Community Bursary was launched earlier this year and invited organisations, charities and groups in Rugby to apply to help fund projects which make an important difference in the community. Help the Homeless Rugby was chosen as a recipient of this year’s bursary, with the money funding the kitchen’s supplies, such as cups, cutlery, food containers and ingredients. It will also help to fund several forms of material support such as care packages and food parcels for the homeless, or for those that have recently secured housing.

Mark Wright, Managing Director for CALA Homes Midlands, comments: “We have been overwhelmed with the amount of inspiring applications from so many worthwhile causes. But we were extremely impressed by the invaluable service that is provided by Help the Homeless Rugby, and the selfless work of its hardworking volunteers.

“Community is at the very centre of our ethos at CALA Homes, and so we are pleased that our funding will contribute to the expansion of services to the vulnerable members of the community across Rugby for many years to come.”

Max Anstey, Founder and Lead Organiser of Help the Homeless Rugby, adds: “We are thrilled to have received funding from CALA Homes and this donation will go a long way towards supporting the work we do. From serving hot food at our kitchen, to issuing care packages to those who have been able to secure housing, our services are vital to the vulnerable members of the community in Rugby.

Our aim for the future is to continue to provide far-reaching support, helping to empower destitute people for them to regain control over their lives.”

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 over 100 community causes across the UK.