Surrey Community Bursary

If you have a charity or local group in Surrey, you can apply for a share of the 2020 CALA Community Bursary.


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CALA Homes (Thames) recently donated £1,250 to local charity, Farncombe Day Centre. The money was awarded as part ofthe award-winning 2019 Community Bursary programme, which is now in its third year.Farncombe Day Centre aims to improve the quality of life in older people in the Farncombe and Godalming area in the following ways: to encourage social inclusion, to facilitate and promote better health, toenable older people to be independent and enjoy life in their own home for as long as possible.Picture shows:Users of the Farncombe Day Centre with front l/r Wendy West, Deputy Manager, Louise Lance of Cala Homes, Centre Manager Annette Clarke and Bill Hislop, Chair of Trustees (back, right)

Farncombe Day Centre aims to improve the quality of life for older people in Farncombe and Godalming by encouraging social inclusion, facilitating and promoting better health and enabling older people to be independent and enjoy their life at home for as long as possible.


To achieve this, the Centre provides a range of services including daily activities to encourage socialisation, mental and physical wellbeing.

Farncombe Day Centre was chosen as a recipient of the bursary, having received £1,250, with funds going towards new dining room furniture, so the charity can continue to serve a two-course hot lunch to the 25 to 30 older people who attend every weekday.

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