A DIVERSE range of good causes and organisations carrying out important community work in East Lothian will receive a share of a £10,000-plus fund.

Now in its third year, CALA’s Community Bursary, supported by the Courier, aims to provide support for a wide range of organisations and projects within the communities in which CALA builds.

From community kitchens to sports teams, a total of 13 local projects and initiatives were selected to receive a share of this year’s fund from 127 applications – East Lothian’s highest number of submissions to date.

Philip Hogg, sales and marketing director with CALA Homes (East), said: “CALA has always been committed to making a positive and lasting contribution to local communities through an active programme of charity donations, community support and sponsorship, and the Community Bursary scheme gives us the chance to find out exactly what support is needed locally.

“The response to the scheme has been overwhelming, and we’ve been delighted to hear from so many local charities, schools, community projects and good causes in East Lothian about the fantastic work that is being done.

“This is the third year we have launched the CALA Community Bursary in East Lothian and we’re looking forward to working with each of our selected charities over the coming months and seeing how each of them use the funds to make a real difference.

“We would like to thank everyone who took the time to apply to the CALA Community Bursary, and congratulate each of them on the valuable work they are doing within the local community.”

Receiving a share of the £10,000-plus CALA Community Bursary are: Sustaining Dunbar – Belhaven Community Garden (£300); Longniddry Tennis Club (£400); Law Primary School Parent Teacher Association (£450); Bass Rocketeers Netball Club (£450); Bridge Centre Youth Nights @ The Bridge Centre (Haddington, £500); Gullane Christmas Lights (£700); Prestonpans After School Club (£750); Dunbar Highland Dancers (£750); Black Diamond Thai Boxing Club (£750); Campie Primary School (£800); Musselburgh Rugby Football Club (£800); Our Community Kitchen East Lothian (£1,943.80); and Cycling Without Age Musselburgh (£2,000).