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Charitable giving

We know it’s important for us to help charities, so we’re working hard to try and make a difference, with financial donations, fundraising and volunteering. And we love supporting those who support others, whether it’s charities, community groups or our own colleagues who are lending a helping hand.

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Charity partnership

Our mission is to give more people access to good places to discuss mental health and we’re proud to support Mental Health UK. We’re raising money for Clic – a friendly online community of like-minded people who can speak safely and openly about how they’re feeling. Read about our work so far.

Our charity partnership

Financial donations and fundraising

We’re a Society that helps societies, building bonds in local communities by sponsoring charities and groups. Here are some of the ways we’re helping.

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Colleague matched funding

Colleague matched funding was introduced to help us support groups and charities. When a Skipton colleague raises money for a great cause, we’ll support them by matching the amount raised by up to £500 for individual fundraising and £1,000 for team fundraising. Over £38,500 was donated in 2022 to 44 charities close to the hearts of our colleagues.

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Community Giving

We’re trying to make a difference in communities, and we love supporting others who are doing the same. In 2022 we donated £88,000 across 264 local organisations covering our branch network. The colleagues in each of the Society’s branches nominated three charities or community groups in their local areas to receive a share of £1,000. How much each group received was decided by customer votes cast in branch. Each nominated cause plays a vital role in supporting local people, from helping young children and older people, through to tackling poverty and homelessness.

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Charitable Foundation

Every year we donate to the Skipton Building Society Charitable Foundation. The foundation was established in 2000 to support registered charities throughout the UK, deciding which good causes will benefit and distributing the donations to the chosen charities. In 2022, 136 charities working to support children, young people and the elderly have received a share of £295,233.

Charitable foundation


Time is arguably the most important gift you can give, so we encourage all our colleagues to get out into their communities and make their own difference. Everyone can take two working days every year to volunteer for a cause of their choice. They can also take another day to support Skipton’s charity partner – Mental Health UK.

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