Grassroots Giving

Community groups across the UK can win £500 from Skipton Building Society’s Grassroots Giving Programme

Applications for Skipton Building Society's award-winning Grassroots Giving programme 2015 have now closed and shortlisted groups will be announced on 1 September. The public will then be able to vote for their favourite group, club or organisation online or in any of our branches across the UK.

The Society is running Grassroots Giving for the third year running and this year 162 groups across the country will receive £500 to help them achieve their dreams. In the past, community organisations such as sports clubs, allotment groups, Barbershop groups and astronomical societies have been winners and Skipton is now on the lookout for a new raft of organisations.

Our dedicated website – – has all the details about Grassroots Giving and explains everything from key dates to how to complete the online application form.

Grassroots Giving is not just about financial reward and free resources are available to help community groups with things such as how to recruit and getting more grants.

Roy Prenton, one of Skipton’s Grassroots Giving team, said:

“Grassroots Giving is a wonderful way for our local groups to get a cash boost of £500. So far we have given away over £160,000 and we are now looking forward to this year’s programme and to offering financial help to 162 groups.

“We are asking anyone who might be interested to go on the Grassroots Giving website and see how easy it is to apply for this funding.”

Grassroots Giving was launched in 2013 to celebrate the Society’s 160th anniversary and proved an immediate success. It was designed to reflect our mutual roots, established to help people and communities to help themselves, which is exactly what this scheme was designed to do.

Key dates: Applications closed on 31 July. Shortlisted groups announced 1 September when the public will be asked to vote for their favourite group from 1 September to 12 October. Winners will be announced in November.


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