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Community groups in Wales invited to apply for share of £82,000 Skipton Building Society Grassroots Giving funding.

Community groups in Wales are being invited to enter an award scheme which last year gave out £1,500 to the region’s good causes. Three Wales based community groups were amongst those celebrating at the end of last year after local supporters helped them secure £1,500 of funding from Skipton Building Society’s Grassroots Giving Scheme.
The winners were chosen by public vote after being shortlisted from almost 1,000 community organisations across the country.

Now in its fifth year, Grassroots Giving was set up to support small community groups which might not normally attract any sort of funding. In 2017, a total of £82,000 has been made available to reward 164 groups.

Applications opened on Tuesday 3 May and can be made online at www.skiptongrg.co.uk.

The groups which make it to the shortlisting stage in August are then profiled by Skipton, the UK’s fourth largest building society, and then the public will be asked to vote for who they think is the most deserving.

As part of its Grassroots Giving initiative, Skipton Building Society has also launched a series of free resources covering a range of key areas for community groups, which can all be downloaded for free at www.skiptongrg.co.uk/free-resources.

To provide further added value the Society also provides a social network specifically to help community and voluntary groups get better connected, acting as a ‘hub’ for all Grassroots Giving followers, winners and past/future applicants, to enable knowledge sharing and networking.

For more updates on Skipton Building Society’s support of community organisations you can also follow updates viatwitter.com/SkiptonBS_GrG and Facebook.com/skiptongrg.

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