Applying for funding

How the application process works

We welcome submissions from community groups of all shapes and sizes - all we ask is that you are not a registered charity as we are looking to support smaller groups who struggle to find funding elsewhere.

What steps does your application go through?

  • Upon receiving your application we check your submission alongside our criteria. Please enter as full as information as possible and submit images to go with your entry, as this helps us to get a real feel for your group and what you're all about

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  • If you meet our criteria, and score well against what we’re looking for, you’ll be shortlisted by our head office team

We shortlist by region to cover the whole of the UK, and organise entries by area - however, there is no limit to how many applicants we can have in each region - the more the merrier.

  • This year, applications open on 1 May 2018 and close on 31 July
  • We will announce shortlisted groups  on 3 September
  • From 3 September online voting will begin - giving the public the chance to show us which groups are the most valued in their local communities. The deadline for voting is midnight on 12 October.
  • Winners will be announced on 5 November and will receive their £500 contribution from that date (based on all necessary paperwork having been supplied to Skipton Building Society)

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