Skipton Building Society, Grassroots Giving 2017

3 May 2017

Skipton Building Society's Grassroots Giving programme has 164 pots of £500 to give away in 2017 - a total fund of £82,000. The scheme is open to community groups in the UK but not registered charities.

What is the funder looking for?

  • groups that show a real commitment to their local community and how they are making a difference, enhancing lives in their neighbourhood.
  • volunteer orientated groups, who are used to relying on minimal funds and the good will and generosity of members.

Advice from the funder:

"In reviewing all submissions for funding, we consider which requests in our opinion offer 'the greatest chance to progress ideas and activities with a lasting impact.' We want our £500 to go as far as possible so are looking for groups with a real vision of how they would spend this money efficiently. If your application demonstrates a lasting impact, you will be helping to build a legacy for your community project, and this is what we're looking to support."

2016's Grassroots Giving grant recipients are not eligible to apply this year.


Please read the criteria for applicants and how your application will be judged before completing the application form.

The deadline for applications is 31 July 2017. Find out more about the application process which includes a public vote.


Answers to frequently asked questions are available, email or tweet @SkiptonBS_GrG

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