Here's to celebrating community spirit!

Nelly PolaroidSkipton Building Society proudly celebrated its 160th anniversary in 2013. It was a busy but rewarding year for us, and it certainly proved to be a rewarding year for thousands of community volunteers around the UK. To celebrate our Big 160, the Society launched its exciting community funding programme, Grassroots Giving, and gave away donations of £500 each to 160 community-based organisations!

But that’s not the end of the story. The fantastic news is that Grassroots Giving re-launched in 2014 to reward even more clubs and societies around the UK.

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First, a massive thanks to the hundreds of local community groups who applied for our Grassroots Giving funding in 2014. This year we have 161 donations of £500 to offer community groups across the country and we've uncovered more amazing stories of hard work and dedication, UK wide. Applications are now closed and now it's down to you to vote for your favourites. Voting opens on 1st September and runs until mid October. 

We have chosen our shortlisted groups and created their individual profile pages, so make sure you read their inspiring stories here. Voting goes live on the 1st September via this website - simply click onto your chosen group where you will find a Vote button - then just click to submit your vote. Please spread the word and show your support by casting your vote. 

And there’s more...

Whether you entered or not, we still want to support you if you’re running a grassroots group, so we’ve created a set of free guides packed full of handy hints and useful info.

Check out our Free Resources to see how these could help your group grow.