Community Bursary


Applications for our 2021 scheme are now closed and we are looking forward to selecting various organisations across England and Scotland to receive a share of our funding. 

Our Community Bursary is offering over £100,000 to help support local charities and community groups across the areas in which we build. 

The past year has been unprecedented, with the impact of COVID-19 reaching far and wide. Whilst our 2020 bursary scheme was paused last year as a result of the March lockdown, we are now able to re-launch it, giving close consideration to groups whose situation and needs may have been impacted by the pandemic.


Power to Inspire received £1,250 from our North Home Counties region as part of our 2017 Community Bursary. The donation was used to help fund sports festivals where both disabled and able-bodied participants compete in accessible sports.


For those who applied last year, we recognise that the needs of your organisation are likely to have changed since funding requests were originally submitted, which is why we are asking you to resubmit an application. You should have received a direct communication from us by email with further information.

As for those groups who either were not previously aware of our Community Bursary or didn’t need the support this time last year, we are offering you the opportunity to now also submit an application.

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


Windmills Opportunity Playgroup received £2,000 from our South Home Counties region as part of our 2019 Community Bursary, which paid for outdoor play equipment.


A real priority at CALA is to make a positive and lasting contribution to the communities in which we build. That’s never been more relevant than now. We look forward to hearing about the great work being undertaken in the community and how we can support it.


A team of CALA volunteers and one of our contractors attended Park Mead Primary in 2019 to carry out vital repair works in the school’s nature area. 

CALA Community Bursary 2019

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

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