Community and charitable giving

Supporting the communities we share with our customers is very important to us. We have two key initiatives; Grassroots Giving community funding programme, and a three year partnership with the Alzheimer’s Society and Alzheimer Scotland. Colleagues from head office and branches across the UK support these projects, as well as volunteering and fundraising for many more.

You can find out more about how we support communities in our Corporate Social Responsibility Report 2018.

Our partner charities

During 2017, 2018 and 2019 we're proud to be supporting Alzheimer's Society and Alzheimer Scotland.

People with dementia sometimes need a helping hand with their daily lives. The Alzheimer's Society launched Dementia Friends to increase understanding of the disease and inspire people to take action. So we're be fundraising, volunteering and encouraging colleagues to become Dementia Friends – which means we’re helping to create safe and more inclusive communities for people living with dementia.

Alzheimer's Society registered charity number 596645. Alzheimer Scotland registered charity number SCO22315.

Find out more

Supporting our community

Grassroots Giving was launched in 2013 to celebrate the Society’s 160th anniversary and proved an immediate success. It was designed to reflect our mutual roots and established to help people and communities to help themselves.

Every year, hundreds of community groups, clubs and organisations from across the UK apply to Grassroots Giving and votes are cast online and in Skipton’s branches by the public.

Winning groups then receive funding of £500 to help them build a brighter future in their local communities.

Find out more

We’re also proud to be a partner of Yorkshire County Cricket Club, enhancing the fans’ experience with a fan zone at a popular match during the season and sharing the benefits with members and the wider public through ticket competitions, events and player appearances.

Skipton Building Society Charitable Foundation

Are you a registered charity? Find out how you can apply for funding and learn more about the Skipton Building Society Charitable Foundation. 

Skipton Building Society Camerata

Ben Crick and the SBS Camerata aim to bring classical music to the masses by playing in diverse spaces across the country. 

Our commitment to the Armed Forces Covenant

We’ve signed The Armed Forces Covenant, find out more about what this means for the Society and how we’re supporting the armed forces community.

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