2015 Grassroots Giving winners

GrG Winners 2015

Our Grassroots Giving initiative in 2015 received hundreds of applications from community groups, clubs and organisations from all over the UK. In order to make this process as fair as possible, we asked the public to vote on who they believed should be awarded the pots of £500 funding. We saw an incredible level of support from across the country, with over 30,000 votes cast amongst the shortlisted groups!

Thanks to everyone who entered, and everyone who voted - once again we have been inspired and humbled discovering and sharing  amazing community stories. 

Here's the roll of honour for Grassroots Giving winners in 2015!

Congratulations to the following groups, who we're delighted to support:-

Yorkshire and Humber

  • Leeds and Bradford Tri Club
  • SMASH
  • Bingley Handbell Ringers
  • Woodseats Allotment Society
  • Sheffield Hillsborough Hawks
  • Otley Carnival
  • Bedale Junior Football Club
  • Yorkshire Subterranean Society (YSS)
  • Skipton Choral Society
  • Friends of Dean Road and Manor Road Cemetry
  • Curtain Up Productions
  • Bridlington Alexandra Bowling Club
  • Wharfedale Family History Group
  • BOK (Borough of Kirklees) Swimming Club
  • Hull Independent Merchant Navy Association
  • Wilberfoss Tennis Club
  • Octopus Divers BSAC 1900
  • Riggwelter Field Archers
  • Broomhill Community Library Garden Group
  • Wetherby Athletic Girls Football Club
  • Bridlington Dukes Park Crown Green Bowling Club
  • Skelmanthorpe Brass Band Community
  • University of Sheffield Athletics and Cross Country Club
  •  The Friends of the Western Library
  • Aspire supporting the autism community
  • Airedale Beekeepers Association
  • Filey Sailing Club
  • Settle Amateur Operatic Society and Junior Theatre Group
  • Cononley Bowling Club
  • Brighouse And Surrounding Homeless Scheme
  • Practice Health Champions
  • Kingstone Runners
  • Pocklington Play Area Group
  • Keeper Wood
  • Kids Club Cabin
  • City of Bradford Swimming Club
  • Cononley Cricket Club 
  • Malham Safari
  • York Young Magicians Club

North East

  • Hexham JFC Girls Section
  • Scribblers
  • Leyburn Band
  • The Friends of Fairy Dell
  • Newton Aycliffe Youth FC
  • Save our Squirrels Berwick Group
  • Seaham Park Cricket Club
  • Norton Hockey Club
  • Thornaby Amateur Swimming Club
  • Tynedale North of the Wall Archaeology Group
  • Derwentside ac Ability Group
  • North Park Bowls Club
  • JUST (Juggling Unicycling Stockton-on-Tees)

East Midlands

  • Culworth Junior Cricket Club
  • 1st Sawley Beaver Scouts
  • Measham Welfare Junior Football Club
  • Ruddington Community Choir
  • ECKA Kingsthorpe
  • Gotham Village Cricket Club
  • Bracebridge Heath Cricket Club
  • Newark Dementia Carers Group
  • Nottingham Northern Swimming Club
  • Lincoln Ukulele Band
  • Togs Clothing Project/Bank
  • Chesterfield and North Derbyshire Tinnitus Support Group
  • Melton Mowbray Child Contact Centre

West Midlands

  • COSACSS City Of Stoke Swimming Club
  • The Foresters Scout Group
  • Checkley Cricket Club Juniors
  • Friends of Red House Park
  • Droitwich Tennis Club
  • Lichfield Hockey Club
  • Henley Netball Club
  • Leamington and District Table Tennis Association
  • MROC 4x4 Response
  • Redditch Community Amateur Boxing Club
  • Teddy Bear Hospital

North West

  • Eccles Special Needs Stay and Play
  • Fifty - Something Theatre Company
  • Milnrow (Ladybarn) Bowling Club
  • Liverpool Feds Women's
  • Southport Model Engineering Club
  • Stockport Trinity Cricket Club
  • Barnoldswick Brass Band
  • Northwich Rowing Club
  • Cascade Baby Bundles
  • St Paul's Babes and Tots
  • Friends of 502 Group
  • A.E.U Bowling Club
  • Blackpool Families in Recovery
  • Community Energy Wirral
  • Milnrow Juniors
  • Fitz Park Bowling Club
  • Fellside and Greenside Forum
  • Santos Football Club
  • Socialeyes
  • Pathfinders Camp

East

  • The Rabble Chorus 
  • 1st Debenham Scout Group 
  • The Norwich Out And About Club
  • Blofield Allotment Association
  • Kings Lynn Roller Hockey Club
  • Bury St Edmunds Croquet Club
  • Black&White Productions

London

  • Friends of South Norwood Country Park
  • London Metropolitan Brass Beginners' Band 
  • Friends of CLHLC
  • London Skolars Junior Rugby League Club
  • Community Food Forest
  • Clapham Chamber Concerts
  • Eltham Arts
  • Bromley Green Gym
  • Friends of the Tarn

South East

  • Stragglers and Ranelagh Junior Handicap Group
  • Spelthorne Neighbourhood Watch
  • South Berks Concert Band
  • The Sandwich Concert Band
  • Bramshott, Liphook & District Horticultural Society
  • Free Cakes for Kids Reading
  • The Friends of the Trap Grounds
  • Amersham Bowls Club
  • Ohisama ahaha
  • Look! St Albans
  • Dorking Bowling Club
  • Camberley CC
  • Hinksey Park FC
  • Eaton Socon CC

South West

  • Frome FM
  • Friends of Seaton Library
  • Exeter City Korfball Club
  • Tiverton White Eagles Hockey Club
  • Friends of Northam Library
  • Friends of Turner's Nursery
  • Changford Youth Cricket
  • Ainsdale Bowling Club
  • Phoenix Allstars
  • The Friends of Colyton Library
  • The Dorchester Strollers
  • Bristol Nature Network
  • The South Hams Singers
  • Devonport Services Girls RFC
  • Red Earth Opera
  • Stonehouse Lawn Tennis Club
  • Cam & Dursley Community Cinema

Scotland

  • Scone Thistle Community FC
  • Edinburgh Eagles Disability Athletics Club
  • Cramond Football Club
  • Croy Silver Band
  • Riverside Explorer Scout Unit
  • Dyce in Bloom/Gardening Club
  • Craigiebuckler Seniors Club
  • Ayr Cricket Club
  • Project Play
  • Balgownie Bowling Club
  • Tain Tennis Club

Wales 

  • Friends of Llanidloes Community Primary School
  • Clwb Rygbi Cymry Caerdvdd
  • Radyr Cricket Club
  • Friends of Crickhowell Library
  • Marford Community Centre
  • The Friends of Bagillt Foreshore
  • Arc Noa Parent and Toddler Group
  • Vale Voices
  • Wooley Friends
  • The Unknown Theatre Company

Sadly we are unable to support everyone, however we continue to have a series of free resources on our website; www.skiptongrg.co.uk and these are full of top tips and expert advice to help your group continue to grow and succeed. Also don’t forget to join us at twitter.com/SkiptonBS_GRG or Facebook.com/skiptonbs for regular updates from Grassroots Giving.