Applications for 2017 now closed
Community groups across the country are being invited to enter an award scheme which last year gave out £81,500 to good causes.
Skipton Building Society has been offering the Grassroots Giving scheme since it was set up in 2013 to celebrate the Society’s 160th anniversary.
This year, there are 164 pots of £500 to give away to support the development of local grassroots groups from across the UK.
Grassroots Giving aims to support small community groups which might not normally attract any sort of funding. Organisations should show a real commitment to their local community and enhance the lives of the neighbourhoods they are running within. Groups should have an annual net profit of less than £10,000.
Grants of £500 are available for projects that are able to demonstrate a lasting impact, that can show they will be helping to build a legacy for the community.
The winners will be chosen by a public vote after being shortlisted.