Here's to the next 160 years!

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 is now being launched for 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 2013. There was plenty of excitement surrounding the announcement of our first ever Grassroots Giving winners and the publicity the scheme received ensured that the media spotlight shone on dozens of our winners.

Great news - for 2014, we have 161 donations of £500 to offer community groups across the country and we aim to uncover more amazing stories of hard work and dedication, UK wide. Applications are now closed for 2014, thanks to all who applied! Throughout August we will be sifting through them all and publishing the shortlisted groups.

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.