Community groups across the country are being invited to enter an award scheme which last year gave out £81,500 to good causes.
163 small community groups were celebrating at the end of last year after local supporters helped them secure funding from Skipton Building Society’s Grassroots Giving Scheme. The winners were chosen by public vote after being shortlisted from over 1,000 community organisations across the country.
Now in its fifth year, Grassroots Giving was set up to support small community groups which might not normally attract any sort of funding. In 2017, a total of £82,000 has been made available to reward 164 groups.
Applications can be made online at www.skiptongrg.co.uk. The groups which make it to the shortlisting stage in August are then profiled by Skipton, the UK’s fourth largest building society, and then the public will be asked to vote for who they think is the most deserving.