Community support scheme 

Does your community group need support?

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.

New for 2022 - Our Green Community support scheme

As part of our plan to become a greener building society, we are excited to announce that we are launching our new Green Community support scheme. In addition to our current and long running Community Support Scheme which has aided numerous local charities since its launch, our new green scheme will aim to support groups whose key focus is environmental and sustainability issues in and around our branch towns. 


Our commitment to greener lives starts within our community, we would love to help charities and groups who seek to improve the environment around us. If you know or are part of a group whose work could use the help of a donation or a sponsorship, please use the application form to be considered by our panel.

This year we are also looking to donate volunteering days to environmental groups and organisations who could do with some support – we can provide volunteers to help with one-off projects as part of our 165 Days of Volunteering campaign – see here for more details

For full terms please read our leaflet. Applications will be considered twice a year and follow the same rules as below. 

Read more about our Green Community.

Some of the groups and events we have supported are shown below.

Newbury Building Society has a strong commitment to the counties it operates, and the Community Support Scheme provides a straightforward way for local groups and charities to secure valuable funding for their work.

Jane Stanford-Beale, CEO of Autism Berkshire
HOW AND WHEN YOUR COMMUNITY GROUP CAN APPLY

Applications for our Community Support Scheme funding are considered twice a year and the deadlines for 2022 are as follows:

Round 1: all applications must be submitted by Saturday 30 April 2022 (now closed)

Round 2: all applications must be submitted by Monday 31 October 2022 

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

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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Green Online application form

Click to access the Community Support Scheme online application form. Please complete and submit the form to be considered for funding.

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Online application form

Click to access the Community Support Scheme online application form. Please complete and submit the form to be considered for funding.

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Community support scheme information leaflet

Here you will find the community support scheme information leaflet. The leaflet will download as a PDF into your toolbar.

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