Charities urged to bid for a share of Â£100k giveaway
Charities in Kirklees could get their hands on a share of Â£100,000 thanks to a building society's big giveaway.
Yorkshire Building Society’s Charitable Foundation supports registered charities which help to alleviate poverty, improve health and save lives with donations from £250 to £2,000 that support a specific purpose.
YBS members can recommend their favourite charity for a donation by visiting their local branch, on Church Street in Dewsbury, Branch Road in Batley or Northgate in Cleckheaton.
Sarah Graham, manager of the Dewsbury branch, said: “As a mutual organisation, we’re committed to making a positive and lasting impact on the community.
“There are lots of wonderful charities which make a real difference to peoples’ lives and we want to support their work.
“We know it can be hard for charities to find the funding they need – especially the smaller, local ones which rely on donations and local volunteers.
“So we’re inviting our members to recommend those charities which need a helping hand.”
The Charitable Foundation is funded through the Small Change Big Difference scheme.
This means members donate the pennies from the interest on their accounts just once a year to help smaller charities around the UK.
Since it was established in 1998, the Charitable Foundation has donated more than £7million to causes around the UK, with more than £8,400 being donated through the Dewsbury branch alone.
Applications to the Charitable Foundation are reviewed by its Trustees and successful charities will receive donations in October.
Members can also recommend a charity for a donation by visiting www.ybs.co.uk/charitablefoundation.