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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 £15,000 was donated in 2021 to 33 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. Skipton’s Community Giving scheme gives mortgage brokers and employees of intermediary firms the chance to nominate charities and community groups that support housing and homelessness to receive a donation. In 2021, £40,000 was donated to 40 charities and community groups.

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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 2021, 111 charities working to support children, young people and the elderly have received a share of £236,764.

Charitable foundation

Volunteering

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.

Our Skipton sponsorship and community relations

We can’t list every single one, but here are a few examples of the local causes we support in Skipton.

Skipton Building Society Camerata

We continue to financially support this local orchestra who are aiming to bring classical music to a wider audience, from Yorkshire-based sell-out performances, quirky events in coffee shops and train stations to special workshops for children in schools.

Skipton Camerata

Craven and Harrogate Citizens Advice Bureau

We provide funding to help support the Craven and Harrogate bureau provide services to the community. Each year they help people deal with a range of issues including benefits, debt, family and relationships.

Citizens Advice Bureau

Supporting local causes

All our branches have their own community fund to help them support local causes in their areas. This budget is to provide physical items for the longer-term benefit of the wider community. Why not pop into your nearest branch to find out more?

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