A Paisley based charity is celebrating after receiving a funding boost from a national homebuilder.
CALA Homes (West) annual community bursary has donated £1,500 to Kibbleworks to help fund its Community Skills Outreach programme.
Kibble provides a stable, purposeful, safe and happy environment for young people at risk, with the Kibbleworks programme offering young people opportunities to take part in training and employment enterprises.
The Community Skills Outreach programme is a series of weekly evening classes designed to introduce young people to a range of life skills including basic household management, cooking and keeping fit – as well as a range of trade skills such as woodwork, basic engineering, painting and decorating.
John Austin, Service Manager, said: “We are very grateful for CALA’s donation, it is much appreciated by all.
“It is helping us to fund the outreach programme which is vital to our young people who are moving to live independently which can be a daunting experience – our weekly classes will ease their transition by not only teaching them useful employment skills, but also working through general life skills.”
Pamela Trench, sales consultant at CALA Homes (West), said: “It was a pleasure to visit the great team at Kibble and meet some of the young service users.
“The work they do in the Paisley area is invaluable, we are very proud to support such a worthwhile cause.”
The CALA Homes (West) community bursary has supported 15 different charities and community groups across the West of Scotland throughout 2018, by funding vital equipment and services. Beneficiaries include Baby, Birth and Beyond, Kibble, East Kilbride Community Transport, Erskine Reid McEwan Activity Centre and Bothwell Road Action Group.
Photo: Left to Right: Mark MacMillan, Head of Corporate Services at Kibble, Pamela Trench, CALA Homes (West) sales consultant, Felicity Liddle, Funding Development Officer at Kibble and John Austin, Service Manager at Kibble