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Community support scheme

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

We are committed to giving something back to the communities in which our members and staff live and work. Each year we take part in a number of community events and help by giving donations and sponsorship to community organisations, groups and teams.

During the last year some of the events and groups we have supported include:

It’s thanks to companies like the Newbury Building Society that the hospice can be here when help is needed most. It’s great that smaller charities have an opportunity to apply for funding that is simple and easy to do. You can be excluded from many grants because of size or reach. So, this scheme was really important to us.”

Michele Gard, Head of Community Fundraising at the Countess of Brecknock Hospice Trust

How can your community group apply for support?

Applications for our Community Support scheme funding are considered on a bi-annual basis and the deadlines for 2019 are as follows:

Spring/Summer: all applications must be submitted by Sunday 5 May 2019.

Autumn/Winter: all applications must be submitted by Sunday 3 November 2019

Unfortunately, we are unable to consider applications submitted after these deadline dates.

The panel's decision will be confirmed later in May and November.

We consider applications for assistance 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

Typically award amounts are between £100 - £500. 

If you would like to apply for funding, donations or sponsorship please read our leaflet and complete the online application form available in the right side menu. Once completed, you can email it to us or drop into any branch.

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