We’ve got 40 lots of £1,000 to give away.

We help people into homes every day and we couldn’t do it without your support. So we wanted to give something back to you and the causes you care about, and Community Giving is our way of saying thank you. It’s an initiative that invites you to nominate a charity or community group you support to receive a £1,000 donation. Here’s what you need to know.

Exclusive

Community Giving is exclusively for brokers and employees of intermediary firms.

Focused

You nominate a UK-based cause you actively support that’s focused on supporting housing or people at risk of homelessness to receive a £1,000 donation.

Sustainable

We’re particularly interested in nominations that show the donation will be used in a sustainable way that provides long-term benefits for your group, not just short-term fixes.

We’ve got 40 £1,000 donations to give away.

One cause, 40 awards, lots of reasons to nominate.

Helping us to help others

As part of their sustainability strategy, Skipton Building Society has joined hundreds of organisations across the globe to support the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals. There are 17 Goals in total that aim to end poverty, fight inequality and tackle climate change.

It wasn’t practical for Skipton to support all 17 Goals, so they chose the four they believed they could impact most. One of those is Goal 11, which is focused on ‘Sustainable Cities and Communities’. For us, that translates into helping more people into homes and supporting our local communities. The donations we make through Community Giving will help us achieve the targets we’ve set ourselves.

How to nominate

Download a nomination form via the link below, then email your completed form to communitygiving@skipton.co.uk no later than 5pm on 31 October 2019.

Full terms and conditions, including eligibility criteria can be found in the nomination form below.

How the selection process works

A panel of colleagues from Skipton will review every application and score it against our selection scorecard, which is based on three elements:

  • the nominee – we’re looking for an ongoing commitment to the cause and an explanation of how the nominee actively supports it.
  • the cause - making sure the proposal fits with our sustainability agenda of helping with housing and homelessness.
  • the long-term - we’re looking for long-term benefits as opposed to short-term fixes.

We’ll let you know if your application has been successful by 5 December 2019. We look forward to reading your nomination. Good luck!

The nomination pack

Before nominating, please make sure you read through the documents below.
Download nomination form