Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire & Essex Bursary

If you have a charity or local group in Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire or Essex, apply for a share of the 2018 CALA Community Bursary


Download the form below, fill it in and either email it to nhc.bursary@cala.co.uk, or post your application to:

CALA Homes (North Home Counties) Limited
1 Falcon Gate
Shire Park
Welwyn Garden City

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Please make sure you return your application form before Friday 23rd March 2018.

Scroll to find out more about the bursary helped charities and local groups in your area in 2017.

Ivel Valley Special School, Biggleswade, Beds.CALA representative Joseph Quashie ( suit, glasses) with children at Autism Bedfordshire:Joseph (red Christmas jumper)Marlie ( blue converse top) and his brother Dylan ( grey top) and their parents.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 Autisric Fun), a local family support and activity group for children with autism, their sibling, parents and carers.

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38066 CALA Homes’ Community Bursary scheme. Saffron Walden, Support 4 Sight . (Back, L to R) Mary Jackson, Freda Clarke, Graham Routledge and 'Caesar', Graham Hawks, Geraldine Robins, Pamela Bugden, Nicola Smith (Volunteer), Margaret Hills and Joy Chipperfield.(Front, L to R) Janice Arkinstall (Volunteer), Charlene Walker, Elizabeth Cowell (Support Worker), Jane Myers and Eileen Gladman (Volunteer.)Saffron Walden based charity, Support 4 Sight, helps approximately 4,000 blind or partially sighted people throughout Mid and West Essex. They provide emotional support and counselling, as well as offering practical advice for those affected by site less on how to live safely and independently at home.

The donation from CALA Homes will be used to find the charity's home visit programme - its most popular service -, which offers local residents one-on-one support.

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*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