Skipton Building Society has been offering the Grassroots Giving scheme since it was set up in 2013 to celebrate the Society’s 160th anniversary.
This year, there are 165 pots of £500 to support the development of local grassroots projects that show a real commitment to their local community, particularly supporting vulnerable people. There is particular interest in supporting volunteer orientated groups who are used to relying on minimal funds and the goodwill and generosity of members.
Skipton is looking for projects that are able to demonstrate a lasting impact, that can show they will be helping to build a legacy for the community.
Grassroots Giving aims to support small community groups which might not normally attract any sort of funding.
Applications are invited from:
- Any community group based in the UK with an annual net profit of less than £10,000.
- Where people involved in the group are all volunteers.
- Where groups can show how a Grassroots Giving donation would benefit their community.
- Where the donation would benefit vulnerable people eg. homeless, elderly, deprived areas, etc.
The winners will be chosen by a public vote after being shortlisted.
Please note applications will not be considered from registered charities.
Applications will be accepted from 1 May 2018 to 31 July 2018.
Find out more.