Com­mu­nity group­scan­win ashareof£5000

East Kilbride News - - BUSINESS - An­drea O’Neill

Lo­cal char­i­ties, schools and good causes in East Kil­bride could re­ceive a share of £5000.

Cala Homes Com­mu­nity Bur­sary aims to pro­vide sup­port for a wide range of or­gan­i­sa­tions and projects.

And last year, 118 good causes across the coun­try re­ceived a share of more than £100,000, in­clud­ing East Kil­bride’s Men Shed.

Chair­man Derek Miller said: “Grant as­sis­tance is cru­cial to en­able or­gan­i­sa­tions like us to sur­vive the early days to be­come bet­ter es­tab­lished, so we are in­cred­i­bly grate­ful to Cala.

“We in­tend to im­prove our mem­bers’ phys­i­cal and emo­tional health in ad­di­tion to their well-be­ing by com­ing to­gether, work­ing on projects of their choos­ing and build­ing re­la­tion­ships with each other.”

The scheme is part of a wider West of Scot­land com­mu­nity bur­sary ini­tia­tive which of­fers £15,000 to lo­cal char­i­ties and or­gan­i­sa­tions in La­nark­shire, Glas­gow and Ren­frew­shire.

Jim McIn­tyre, man­ag­ing di­rec­tor for Cala Homes (West) said: “Seven char­i­ties across La­nark­shire ben­e­fit­ted from the com­mu­nity bur­sary scheme last year, with do­na­tions, made for projects rang­ing from Cum­ber­nauld and Kil­syth Care to Make a House a Home in East Kil­bride. We’re look­ing for­ward to hear­ing from more lo­cal char­i­ties this year about the great work they do and how Cala can get in­volved.”

To ap­ply visit www.cala.co.uk/bur­sary-la­nark­shire by March 23.

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