East Preston Youth Club receive a helping hand from Community Bursary scheme

A Sussex-based community initiative has received £1,000 funding from CALA Homes. East Preston Youth Club received the donation as part of CALA's bursary scheme.

CALA Homes 08 March 2019

The CALA Homes 2018 Community Bursary invited local charities, organisations and groups across Sussex to apply for funding towards a project that would benefit their local community. East Preston Youth Club were handpicked as one of the lucky recipients, with the funding going towards supporting running costs for their activity programme.

East Preston Youth Club is a weekly community group which offers a warm and safe meeting place for young people aged 11 to 18 years old in the local area. The group offers a diverse programme of fun and educational activities including off-site excursions, cooking lessons and valuable youth work and mentoring to encourage and inspire young children, as well as nurturing them through any difficult periods they may experience in their lives.

East Preston Youth Club Management Committee, said: “We are pleased to have received this funding as part of CALA Homes’ 2018 Community Bursary scheme. By providing a safe inclusive club which encourages and inspires, young people from all backgrounds and beliefs can get together, relax and learn whilst having fun with other like-minded teens in the local community.

"By keeping young people off the streets and preventing the boredom which can lead to anti-social activity, we hope to nurture our future generation. The donation from CALA Homes has enabled us to continue our programme of activities and welcome more young people in the local community to join in the fun.”

Richard Walbourn, Managing Director of CALA Homes (South Home Counties), said:When we launched the 2018 Community Bursary scheme, we didn’t expect to receive so many inspiring applications from such incredibly worthwhile causes. It made selecting the successful groups extremely challenging but we are delighted to be working with East Preston Youth Club to support their programme of community events, trips and mentoring for young people in the local community. As a developer that strives to give back to the communities in which we build, we are thrilled to support a youth company which shares our ethos.

”Following the success of last year’s programme, we have now launched our 2019 Community Bursary programme and would like to invite local charities, schools, community projects and good causes across Sussex could receive a share of £7,000. The Bursary provides an opportunity for charities and groups of all sizes to apply for funds, and we look forward to hearing more about how we can get involved.”


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

Application forms are also available to pick up from CALA Homes’ developments at Cresswell Park in Angmering, Farriers Rise in Ringmer, Hammonds Gate in Burgess Hill and Shopwyke Lakes in Chichester. 

The closing deadline for entries is Friday, 22nd March.

For further information on the CALA Homes Community Bursary, visit www.cala.co.uk/bursary.