Financial support for local community-focused organisations in August

Third round of funding allocated from the 2021 Community Support Scheme.  

Ten different local projects benefitted from the Society’s Community Support Scheme in August with applications being considered in several different categories, including those that promote and encourage sporting activities, education, and the environment.  

Below, you can find the charities supported in the August round of 2021 community funding:  

Be Free Young Carers was awarded £500 to help towards funding a creative writing programme that looks to encourage young carers to participate in the arts. 

Lady Birds Pre-School was awarded £250 to help with the running costs of a curriculum enrichment event for their pre-schoolers.  

The Radley Lakes Trust was awarded £250 to help increase awareness of their environmental work in the local area and provide volunteer equipment.   

Thatcham Tornadoes were awarded £500 for new club kit which will provide the team with some much-needed equipment for training.  

Swings & Smiles were awarded £250 to help provide local young people the opportunity to gain confidence and develop new skills in project management, marketing, budgeting, and finance through a half-term activity-based programme.  

Reeves Rangers Football Club was awarded £500 to purchase football kit for all players. 

South Central Ambulance Charity was awarded £500 to go towards funding a new defibrillator, to be used on our branch community. 

Didcot APUK, a breastfeeding support group, was awarded £250 to help support and provide support services to families with young babies in the Didcot local community. 

National Animal Welfare Trust Berkshire was awarded £500 towards the cost of building a new addition to Trindledown Farm named ‘Rabbit World’ that will become an education centre for local children.  

Loose ends, a centre serving the homeless and vulnerable in Newbury, was awarded £500 to help purchase much needed items such as food, toiletries and day-to-day essentials.  

Thoughts from some of the groups and charities:  

We are delighted to have been chosen by the Newbury Building Society to be awarded £500 from their Community Support Scheme. Our Rabbit World is unique and will provide a great resource to the local community. To be supported by such a wonderful organisation on our 50th anniversary year is heart-warming: we cannot wait to open Rabbit World” - Cy Grove, Fundraising Officer, National Animal Welfare Trust Berkshire 

Thatcham Tornadoes and our U9 Tigers team are delighted to be sponsored by Newbury Building Society and are incredibly proud to have the opportunity to champion Newbury Building Society on the front of our match-day shirts. “- Daniel Simmonds, U9’s Tigers Team Manager, Thatcham Tornadoes  

We are so grateful to Newbury Building Society for sponsoring our curriculum enrichment event - enabling us to provide a wonderful learning experience for our pre-schoolers to enjoy.” – Kathryn Johnstone, Lady Birds Pre-School. 

'We are thrilled to have received these funds from Newbury Building Society. They will be used to help support young carers across Oxfordshire who care for a parent or sibling. Thank you, Newbury Building Society, for supporting us once again.” - Sabiene North, Be Free Young Carers  

The Community Support Scheme will be offering funding twice a year in 2022. The deadlines for 2022 are as follows: 

  • Saturday 30 April 2022 

  • Monday 31 October 2022 

Further information on the scheme can be found on the Society’s website or through one of our branches.  

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