We are extremely pleased to have been able to donate a total of £3,245 to local organisations throughout our branch network in our final round of this year's Community Support Scheme.
The Community Support Scheme offers funding to organisations in and around our ten branch towns. Applications are open four times each year, and typical grant amounts range from £100-£500. In 2023's final round, we have been able to award £3,245 to 7 worthy organisations.
All Yours Period Box provide period boxes to women and girls in our local communities who struggle to access or afford period products. Our donation of £500 will go towards the charity's product education sessions project, aiming to deliver sessions to 8 primary schools and 3 secondary schools in West Berkshire.
We are delighted to receive a donation from Newbury Building Society for our period education project. It is fantastic that they recognise the importance of this piece of work and actively support it.
The Link Visiting Scheme, based in Wokingham, are an award-winning charity dedicated to reducing loneliness in Wokingham Borough. Our donation of £500 will support the charity through the Christmas period.
Wokingham in Need are a charity who support the homeless and vulnerable in the community of Wokingham. Our donation of £500 will go towards the organisation of their Christmas plans, including a Christmas lunch and gifts for the homeless.
We are truly grateful for the support of Newbury Building Society.
Our donation of £135 to the Swindon Primary School's Football Association will help support the development and promotion of primary school football in the community.
We donated £500 to Basingstoke & Alton Cardiac Rehabillitation charity, who provide cardiac rehab and primary prevention of heart disease for high risk patients through specialist exervice programmes. Our donation went towards the costs of staging the Chawton House Challenge in October, a running event organised to help raise vital funds for the charity.
Newbury and Thatcham Green Gym are a voluntary group who combine health and fitness with outdoor tasks. Our donation of £610 will provide them with two tree poppers, which reduces the risk of damaging the roots of other nearby plants when they are removing them, enabling the group to work more efficiently.
Newbury and Thatcham Green Gym are delighted to receive a very generous donation from the Community Support Scheme. This means that we can purchase equipment to enable us to help restore local heathland, benefiting the species that are found there. Whilst working with the new equipment, our volunteers will be contributing to their health and well-being and improving the environment for the wider community to access.
Thames Valley Air Ambulance are a charity who support our people in the community needing emergency care. Our donation of £500 will help support the mission costs to assist patients in critical care.
Want to apply for funding?
The first Community Support Scheme round of 2024 closes on Wednesday 31 January 2024. For more information and to apply, please visit our Community Support Scheme page.