Community groups in the UK have until 31st July 2017 to apply to Skipton Building Society’s Grassroots Giving programme. There are 164 pots of £500 to be given away in 2017. To be in with a chance of receiving an award, groups must show a real commitment to their local community and demonstrate how they will make a difference and enhance lives in the neighbourhood. Preference will be given to volunteer orientated groups, who are used to relying on minimal funds and the good will and generosity of members. The judges are looking for projects with ‘the greatest chance to progress ideas and activities with a lasting impact’. The application process includes a public vote.
Please note that this scheme is not open to registered charities. To give you some ideas, click the link for a list of last year’s award winners. Read more at: http://www.bfunded.org.uk/community-news/news/skipton-building-society-grassroots-giving-2017/