Community Support Scheme

Does your community group need a helping hand?

The communities in which our branch network operates form the heart of the Society.

We are committed to giving back to the communities in which our members and employees live and work. Each year support local organisations through donations and sponsorships.

We consider applications in a number of different categories, including those that:

  • Promote and encourage sporting activities

  • Promote and encourage activities in the arts

  • Support education and development

  • Benefit the environment

Typical grant amounts are £100-£500. 

How and when you can apply

Please note, application deadlines for our 2023 Community Support Scheme funding have now closed. Please see our 2024 application deadlines. 

In 2024 applications for our Community Support Scheme funding will be considered four times a year and the deadlines are as follows:

  • Round 1: all applications must be submitted by Wednesday 31 January 2024 (now closed)

  • Round 2: all applications must be submitted by Tuesday 30 April 2024 (now closed)

  • Round 3: all applications must be submitted by Wednesday 31 July 2024

  • Round 4: all applications must be submitted by Monday 30 September 2024

Applications received between rounds will be assessed at the next panel meeting. 

The employees at Newbury truly care about their customer outcomes and their fantastic culture shines through from the top. They are pillars in the local community and dedicate so much time and energy to volunteering and donating to allow community projects to run.

Laura, Smart Money People review, January 2023
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Online application form

Complete and submit this online form to be considered in the next round of Community Support Scheme funding.

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Downloadable application form

This application form will download as a PDF document. You can then fill it in and either post or email it back to us.

Our Green Community Support Scheme

As part of our plan to become a greener building society, we recently launched a green version of our Community Support Scheme. The green scheme supports groups whose key focus is environmental issues in and around our branch towns. 

If you know of, or are part of, a group whose work could use our help, fill in the application form to be considered by our panel.

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