North East charities receive a share of £10,000 community bursary

CALA Homes has announced the recipients of its £10,000 Community Bursary in the North East

CALA Homes 23 April 2019

Now in its fourth year, CALA’s Community Bursary aims to provide support for a wide range of organisations and projects within the communities in which CALA builds. This year, a total of 10 local projects and initiatives have been selected to receive a share of the fund, helping them to continue the vital work they do within Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire. 

Recipients receiving a share of the £10,000 CALA Community Bursary in the region are: 
Triple A’s (Autism Awareness Association)
Deeside Caledonia Pipe Band
Inverurie Concert Band
Aberdeenshire Sailing Trust
Aberdeen Taexali Rugby Club
Bramble Brae Primary School
Northstar United 2009s
Inverurie Gymnastics Club
Hilton Toddler Group
Colony Park Girls Under 16s Football

Mike Naysmith, Managing Director at CALA Homes North, said: “CALA has always been committed to making a positive and lasting contribution to local communities through an active programme of charity donations, community support and sponsorship, and the Community Bursary scheme gives us the chance to find out exactly what support is needed locally. 

“The response to the initiative has been overwhelming, and we’ve been delighted to hear from so many local charities, schools, community projects and good causes in the North East about the fantastic work that is being done. This is the fourth year we have launched the CALA Community Bursary in the region, and we’re looking forward to working with each of our selected groups over the coming months and seeing how each of them 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 to the CALA Community Bursary, and congratulate each of them on the valuable work they are doing within the local community.” 

In 2019, the Community Bursary scheme will award more than £100,000 to good causes across the UK. A further 200 causes have previously benefitted from the scheme, with £200,000 awarded to various initiatives since 2017. 


For further information on CALA Homes’ 2019 Community Bursary, visit