We invite local charities, community groups and organisations to apply for a share of the bursary to help fund projects, which help make a vital difference in and around the local communities.
Applications for the 2018 CALA Community Bursary* are now closed. Successful recipients will be announced in due course.
Bursary applications were available in the following areas:
• North of Scotland
• East Lothian
• Glasgow City
In 2017, 13 bursaries were available for applications across our eight operational regions: We helped 118 charities with donations totalling over £100,000 through the CALA Bursary scheme.
Scroll below to view some of the charities that benefitted from CALA’s Community Bursary in 2017.
North of Scotland - SensationALL - a charity that supports adults with Multiple Support Needs (MSN). The donation will go towards holding an additional session for adults who have a range of physical and neurodevelopment disabilities to meet and socialise while taking part in activities such as arts and crafts, baking, gardening, singing and dancing. Click to read more.
East of Scotland - Dunbar Surf Lifesaving Club - supporting around 25 local children, as well as providing a weekly popular adult course and working closely with the RNLI, the group provides vocational qualifications necessary to be a beach lifeguard. The donation will be put towards smaller scale "nipper" boards, oxygen equipment and racking to allow for more storage. Click here to read more.
West of Scotland - Make a House a Home - a charity in East Kilbride who provide women in the community workshops to build skills and confidence through DIY training and useful craft-making. The funds donated will not only go towards existing workshops, but help to fund a home styling service to victims of homelessness.
Hagley - West Hagley Football Club - a not-for-profit community football club run by volunteers, supporting over 400 children and young people from the local community, playing football each week. The donation will go towards improving their changing room and meeting room facilities.
Hertfordshire, Essex and Bedfordshire - Autism Bedfordshire as founded in 1991 when a few parents got together to find help for their autistic children, share experience and provide mutual support. The charity gradually grew into a suite of services to give other families support over the years to come, including social activities and skills groups where people with autism are supported by specialist trained staff and volunteers, a helpline service for when they're struggling to cope, training for parents to help them better support their autistic children, and training for professionals to increase acceptance and support in the community.
The donation from CALA will go towards supporting its Biggleswade L.O.A.F. Group (Loads Of Autistic Fun), a local family support and activity group for children with autism, their sibling, parents and carers.
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View our CALA Community Bursary showreel from 2017.
*CALA’s Community Bursary is available in selected geographical areas. Applications must be made no later than Friday 23rd March 2018. Funding is not guaranteed. For further information and full terms and conditions visit www.cala.co.uk/terms