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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:

Newbury Spring Festival Winchester Hat Fair
Walbury Hill Climb Oxford City Bowls Club
Berkshire County Cricket Team Thatcham Rugby Club
Newbury Rugby Club Andover Lights Theatre
Falkland Cricket Club Compton Players
Abingdon Air Show Didcot Food Festival

How can your community group apply for support?

Applications for our Community Support scheme funding are considered on a bi-annual basis, 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 below and complete the online application form available as download here. Once completed, you can email it to us or drop into any branch.

Community support scheme application form

Download the application form to apply for a Community Support Scheme award.

Community support scheme information leaflet

Here you will find the community support scheme information leaflet.

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