£5k cash boost for charities
Building firm makes donations
Four groups in East Kilbride and Strathaven have been given a welcome cash injection after being awarded a share of a £5000 community bursary fund.
Lanarkshire was one of three regions selected by CALA Homes to receive a pot of cash across the west of Scotland – with a total allocation of £15,000 being awarded in 2017.
Successful local applicants included East Kilbride Men’s Shed, Make a House a Home, East Kilbride and District Dementia Carers Group and Kirklandpark Primary School in Strathaven.
Seven charities across the region were selected to receive support from the funding scheme, benefiting a broad range of organisations which help make a real difference in and around the local communities.
Claire Lees, founder and project manager at Make a House a Home, who received £1000 of grant funding, said: “We’d like to thank CALA Homes for their support.
“Their kind donation will not only help us build on our existing workshops and DIY courses but will help fund a home styling service to victims of homelessness.
“We also hope to offer flexible volunteering hours to get single parents back into work again.”
Liana Canavan, sales and marketing director for CALA Homes (West), said: “We are astounded not only at the amount of entries we received but also the calibre of applications, showcasing some amazing work going on here on our doorstep.
“We strongly believe that we are not just building houses, we are building homes that belong to a wider community and we hope through the charities and organisations that we have selected this time that we can go some way in helping create a positive impact for many.
“We look forward to getting out there and meeting the Lanarkshire charities and organisations we have supported in the coming months and we thank all applicants for their time and efforts in getting in touch.”
CALA Homes (West) currently have three developments across Lanarkshire including The Lawns at Thorntonhall, Gillburn Steadings in Jackton, Dullatur Greens in Cumbernauld and, coming soon, Lethame Green in Strathaven.
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Quids in Make a House a Home team with CALA Homes’Louise Dunn, far right, South Lanarkshire College principal Stewart McKillop, centre, and the college’s construction manager Brian Hannigan, second left