CALA Homes launches £10,000 Community Bursary Scheme For East Lothian

by Scott Douglas

Thursday, April 6th, 2017

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Charities, Groups and Causes in the County Invited to Apply for Grants up to £2500 Each

PR photography for launch of CALA Homes £10,000 community bursary as part of a story from Property PR expertsRESPECTED housebuilder CALA Homes has unveiled a £10,000 community grants scheme for East Lothian as part of its commitment to delivering long-term and tangible benefits to the county.

Community groups, charities and good causes are invited to outline how financial aid from the CALA Homes Community Bursary – up to a maximum individual grant of £2,500 – would help them continue to deliver much-needed services and benefits to the area.

To help launch the initiative, young players from North Berwick Minis rugby teams were on hand with numbers spelling out the £10,000 sum. North Berwick Rugby Football Club’s  mini teams are four years into a six year sponsorship deal with the developer and have seen first hand the benefits of such financial support.


PR photography for launch of CALA Homes £10,000 community bursarySee the full gallery of PR photography organised to launch the grant initiative, featuring young players from North Berwick Minis rugby teams, who already enjoy financial support from CALA Homes.


Derek Lawson, strategic land director with CALA Homes, said: “Hard-working groups are doing brilliant and vital work all across East Lothian, including local charities, children’s causes, educational and community organisations. They make a real difference to their communities.

“They operate on very tight budgets and every day is a struggle when it comes to eking out the funds that keep them functioning. So, any sort of financial help or support can make a huge difference and they make such money go an incredibly long way.

“We hope that our scheme can reach as many deserving groups as possible and make a real difference to some of these excellent causes.”

Groups keen to apply can do so by visiting www.cala.co.uk/bursary. Alternatively, contact [email protected] to receive an application form via email, which can be completed and submitted via email, or which can be printed out and posted to Community Bursary, East Marketing Department, CALA Homes (East), Cairnlee House, Callendar Business Park, FK1 1XE.

All applications must be received by no later than Friday, May 19, 2017.

The selection panel will include CALA staff drawn from varied areas of the business, including surveying, architecture, planning and customer service.

Derek Lawson, who will chair the panel, added: “CALA Homes has a long and proud record of delivering high-quality developments across East Lothian and we have a number of such projects pending or under way at the moment.

“We firmly believe that being part of the community means making a real and meaningful contribution and this bursary is our latest commitment to doing just that.”

For information on CALA developments in the area, please visit www.cala.co.uk.

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Scott Douglas, of public relations agency Holyrood PR in Scotland

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