Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, Essex & Cambridgeshire Bursary

If you have a charity or local group in Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, Essex or Cambridgeshire, you can apply for a share of the 2019 CALA Community Bursary


Scroll to find out more about how the bursary helped charities and local groups in your area in 2018.

Potton Bowls Club received £1,000 from CALA’s Community Bursary in 2018.

Famous for having one of the best bowling greens in Bedfordshire, Potton Bowls Club was founded in 1917 and currently has over 75 members of all ages. Throughout the season, events are held for East Bedfordshire Bowling League and Bedfordshire County League, as well as friendly matches from surrounding towns. 

The funds received through the bursary were used for new flooring in the clubhouse kitchen and toilets, which replaced the original flooring in the clubhouse that was purchased second hand from a building site and was becoming increasingly difficult to clean and maintain to the high standard required to ensure adequate hygiene is being maintained.

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Whistle_39047_JoelRun Ronnie Run received £750 from CALA’s Community Bursary in 2018.

The charity was set up in aid of four year old Ronnie Leys, who suffers from Spastic Diplegia Cerebral Palsy, which causes tightness in the legs resulting in mobility difficulties.

The cash boost went towards Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy, a pioneering surgery not currently available on the NHS, which aims to reduce the tightness of the lower leg muscles. The surgery will put Ronnie in greater comfort and enable him to move around more easily.

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Based in Stevenage, the charity helps to provide socialisation and mental stimulation for people who have dementia or memory problems by running day clubs twice a week, collecting clients from their homes and taking them to a local community centre. 40 members enjoy an array of social activities including reminiscence games, quizzes, dominoes, crafts and day trips.

The funds received were used towards arranging exciting day trips for the members to enjoy.

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