Will your group be a winner in 2015?
Skipton Building Society launched its award-winning Grassroots Giving programme in 2013 to help celebrate its 160th anniversary. That year we gave away 160 pots of £500 to deserving community-based organisations across the UK. In 2014 we went one better by giving away 161 pots to the winning groups. The winners were chosen by a public vote which attracted almost 28,000 votes! A list of the winning groups can be found on this website.
The fantastic news is that Skipton Building Society will once again be running Grassroots Giving in 2015 - and this time 162 groups around the country will win pots of £500 to go towards the fantastic work they do within their local communities.
Grassroots Giving for 2015
First, a massive thanks to the hundreds of local community groups who applied for our Grassroots Giving funding in 2014. We've uncovered more amazing stories of hard work and dedication, UK wide, to add to the ones we saw in 2013. And also a huge thanks to everyone who voted and helped support their local community groups. You can read their inspiring stories here.
In 2015 we have a total fund of £81,000 to help even more local organisations achieve their dreams and we can confirm that online applications will be open from 1 May 2015.
Watch out for further information in the coming weeks...
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.
Please check out our Free Resources to see how these could help your group grow.