Yorkshire Bank to Recognise
Community Spirit in Merseyside
COMMUNITY projects in Merseyside are
invited to enter an awards programme which could see them share a funding boost
of ₤75,000 to make a real difference in their local area. Now in their 5th
year, the Yorkshire Bank Spirit of the Community Awards 2017 is open for
applications. Yorkshire Bank will make donations to recognise and support
community projects which are going the extra mile. Registered charities and not
for profit organisations are invited to enter their projects into the awards
scheme under 1 of 3 categories: projects which help people to have a healthy
relationship with money, projects which help people to improve their local
environment and projects which help people into employment.
The awards are open to a range of initiatives across the third sector which can
demonstrate support for the local community. This could include projects helping
to up-skill people for the workplace, ventures promoting healthy relationships
with money, or schemes aiming to protect the environment.
5 projects will be selected in each of the 3 categories and all 15 winners will
be awarded ₤5,000 each.
Debbie Crosbie, Clydesdale and Yorkshire Banks Chief Operating Officer and Chair
of the Yorkshire and Clydesdale Bank Foundation, said:- "Yorkshire Bank's
Spirit of the Community Awards aim to recognise and support the vital
contribution that voluntary and charitable projects make to their local
There has been so much fantastic work carried out across hundreds of
organisations who provide such vital resources for local communities over the
past 4 years. It is hugely inspiring to see just how much of a difference these
awards have made at grass roots level."
Yorkshire Bank's sister organisation, Clydesdale Bank will also award ₤75,000 to
support local projects in Scotland as part of the programme. This brings the
total funds available for community initiatives up and down the country to
₤150,000. For further information about the 'Yorkshire and
Clydesdale Bank Foundation's Spirit of the Community Awards' or to enter
online or go into
their local Yorkshire Bank branch to receive an application form.
The closing date for applications is Monday, 6 March 2017 and the winners will be
announced in summer 2017.