Community and charitable giving

Indonesia Earthquake and Tsunami Appeal

The devastating earthquake and tsunami that hit the Indonesian island of Sulawesi have had a catastrophic impact for thousands of people. We’re therefore making it possible for you to donate to the relief aid, as over 600,000 people in Palu and Donggala are affected by the disaster. You can go to your local branch to donate to our Indonesia Earthquake and Tsunami Appeal over the counter. Alternatively you can call us on 0345 850 1722 to donate over the phone or make an online payment using the below bank details:

Sort Code: 20-78-91

Account Number: 70798924

Reference: 991201946

All donations will be paid to the Disaster Emergency Committee (DEC) – Indonesian Tsunami Appeal (Registered Charity No. 1062638).

Being a mutual organisation means that we are owned by our customers, and driven to provide long-term value and outstanding service for them. This also means that supporting the communities in which our customers live and work is very important to us. We have two key initiatives; our three year partnership with the Alzheimer’s Society and Alzheimer Scotland and Grassroots Giving which provides financial support for small community groups. Throughout the year our head office and branch colleagues also support a number of other good causes, both through fundraising and volunteering.

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.

Our partner charities

During 2017 and 2018 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'll 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.

More about how we're supporting dementia

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

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. 

What does it mean to be mutual?

As a mutual organisation we’re owned by our members, not shareholders, meaning that we’re completely focused on meeting your needs.

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