Oxfordshire Bursary

Charities and local groups in Oxfordshire, applied for a share of the 2018 CALA Community Bursary

We are pleased to announce the following worthwhile causes have been selected to receive funding from our 2018 Community Bursary:

Mill Hill Arts Centre (Banbury)
Friends of Benson School (FoBS)

Bampton Town Youth Football Club
Oxford Hospital Charity
RAW Workshop
Bicester Good Neighbour Scheme
Adderbury Station Communal Fund
OXTALK - Oxford District Talking Newspaper for the Blind

We would like to thank everyone who took the time to apply and congratulate them all on the significant contribution they are making to their local community.

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

Whistle 37900 Cruse Charity with Cala homes rep at Wesley Memorial hall Oxford. L-R Sarah,Yvonne Abbott ( Cala Homes),Vanessa,Fenella and Paul from Cruse charity.The Oxfordshire branch of Cruse Bereavement Care received £500 funding to support their local monthly friendship groups, and provide vital ongoing companionship for those who have been bereaved.

The service maintains a telephone help line and 70-80 trained Bereavement Support Volunteers who offer programmes of weekly counselling sessions, all free of charge. 

Monthly friendship groups take place in four locations across the county. Primarily social groups, designed for people who have moved on a stage in their grieving and would like to be in the company of others who understand their situation, these groups also support the work of Cruse by fundraising. Each group is run by trained Cruse volunteers. 

The donation will be used to support the continuation of the friendship groups, which includes volunteers travel expenses, refreshment costs and administration costs.

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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