The CALA Bursary scheme is a great way for us to help causes in the communities in which we build across the UK. 

This year, we are inviting local charities, community groups and organisations to apply for a share of £100,000 as part of CALA's Community Bursary*, to help fund projects that make a vital difference in and around local communities.
Since its launch, over 300 good causes across the country have received a share of more than £300,000 through our Bursary initiative.

Applications for our 2020 Community Bursary are now closed. 





Scroll below to view some of the charities that benefited from CALA’s Community Bursary in 2019.


Bicester-based charity, Assisted Reading for Children (ARCh) received £1,590 from CALA. ARCh is a charity which aids disadvantaged children throughout Oxfordshire with the aim of developing their literacy skills. Working in 100 schools with 260 volunteers, the charity has a huge influence on the surrounding community. ARCh was chosen as a recipient of the bursary, with money going towards their robust recruitment and training programme to support volunteers, ensuring that they are fully equipped to help children who find reading a struggle.

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Surrey-based organisation, Surrey Search & Rescue (Surrey SAR) received £1,756. Surrey SAR is an organisation that supports the emergency services with finding vulnerable missing people, particularly the elderly, vulnerable adults, and missing children. The funding has enabled the organisation to purchase five new radios with GPS, which will positively contribute towards the team’s safety and response time, and ultimately improve the services that they provide to the community.

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Chichester-based charity CancerWise received £700 from CALA. CancerWise is an independent cancer charity which supports adults throughout West Sussex and South East Hampshire who are affected by cancer. CancerWise was chosen as a recipient of the bursary, with money going towards a series of complementary therapies for cancer patients.

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East Dunbartonshire charity, Ceartas, an advocacy service which works with individuals with additional support needs received £1,000. As well as providing advice and support to adults across East Dunbartonshire, the charity operates De Café groups for those living with dementia or memory loss, in a bid to provide social support and a place for people and their carers, partners and family to socialise.

Read the full story here.


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