The accreditation followed the result of the most recent customer service survey.
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.”
During the last year, some of the events and groups we have supported include
The Countess of Brecknock Hospice is a specialist palliative care unit based in Andover.
Wokingham Foodbank is a volunteer run organisation which helps provide help to local people in need.
Challengers provides facilities in the South East of England for disabled children and young adults.
Treloar school is one of the country's leading providers of education, care, therapy, medical support and independence training for disabled young people.
Ufton is an innovative charity that aims to change children’s lives through challenging and inspirational learning outside the classroom.
Didcot Events is a local non-for-profit community interest group, organiser's of the Didcot Christmas street fair.
Headway Oxfordshire provides specialist information, advice and 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.
Parkinson's UK helps those living with Parkinson's to access the support they need.
Rotary is where neighbors, friends, and problem-solvers share ideas, join leaders, and take action to create lasting change.
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.