Calling all UK community groups: Grassroots Giving returns for 2018 with £82,500 funding!

We're excited to announce the launch of Skipton Building Society’s award-winning community funding scheme Grassroots Giving for 2018. 
This year we have a total fund of £82,500 to help small groups and organisations make a difference in their communities.

Now in its sixth year, Grassroots Giving has already helped more than 800 community groups across the UK which might normally struggle to attract any funding. We've heard hundreds of good news stories about how our £500 donations have helped these organisations to achieve their goals.

Last year 164 groups became the latest recipients of Grassroots Giving funding. As usual, these were chosen by public vote and in 2017 the shortlisted groups received more than 40,000 votes - a record for Grassroots Giving.

This year we are giving 165 organisations the chance to receive a £500 pot to help build a brighter future in their local communities.

Applications for Grassroots Giving 2018 will open from 1 May and groups will be able to apply online from that date. Applications will close on 31 July.

Grassroots Giving was launched in 2013 to celebrate the Society’s 160th anniversary and proved to be an immediate success. It was designed to reflect our mutual roots and established to help people and communities to help themselves.