£1000 donated towards fit-for-purpose food vehicle.
Applications for 2020 are now closed. 2021 dates for new applications will be confirmed shortly.
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:
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.
Some of the community groups and charities we have supported include:
Be Free Young Carers supports the lives and wellbeing of young carers in Oxfordshire.
Berkshire MS Therapy Centre supports those living with Multiple Sclerosis.
Winchester Mediation Service supports dispute resolutions for local people.
Autism Berkshire delivers specialist training and social activities for children living with autism.
Wokingham Foodbank is a volunteer run organisation which provides help to local people in need.
Parkinson's UK helps those living with Parkinson's to access the support they need.
The Countess of Brecknock Hospice is a specialist palliative care unit based in Andover.
Citizens Advice West Berkshire provides free, independent advice to local people about their rights.
Ufton aims to change children’s lives through inspirational learning outside the classroom.
Headway Oxfordshire provides support to anyone in the county affected by an acquired brain injury.
Swings and Smiles is local charity providing recreational facilities and services for families with special needs.
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 2020 are as follows:
Spring/Summer: all applications must be submitted by Sunday 3 May 2020 (CLOSED)
Autumn/Winter: all applications must be submitted by Sunday 1 November 2020 (CLOSED)
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.