Community Bursary

UPDATE: TEMPORARY POSTPONEMENT OF THE 2020 COMMUNITY BURSARY (30th April 2020)

Due to the restrictions imposed by COVID-19, we have taken the very difficult decision to temporarily postpone the selection and announcement of the CALA Homes 2020 Community Bursary recipients.

Our sites and offices across the UK have closed, the vast majority of our usual business activities are on hold and a large number of our colleagues are not carrying out their usual roles. 

This year, we received over 1,000 applications for our Community Bursary and it is our local teams who, equipped with the knowledge of their local area, work together to carefully review each one with their colleagues. 

These are unprecedented circumstances, with the impact of the virus reaching far and wide. We fully appreciate that many charities, community groups and local causes will be in need of additional financial support at this time. With our Community Bursary due to contribute a total of £100,000 across the UK this year, we know a decision will be very important to those that have applied for share of the funding. 

We have contacted each and every applicant to assure them that their Community Bursary application remains safely on file and that we’ll be in touch to confirm to next steps. We have also advised that we don’t intend to review applications without first ensuring they still reflect the needs of their cause, following this challenging time. 

The Bursary initiative is now in its fourth year and to date has supported more than 300 worthy causes in the areas in which CALA builds. Awarding over £300,000 to a wide variety of organisations, past recipients have included environmental charities, cancer support groups, food banks and sports clubs. 

We would like to take the opportunity to thank those who have taken the time to apply for a share of our 2020 funding and we hope you are all staying safe and well during these difficult times.

If you have any queries, please contact us at cala.group@cala.co.uk 

CALA Community Bursary 2019

Read more about some of the charities that benefited from CALA’s Community Bursary in 2019.

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