Yorkshire Bank Spirit of the Community Awards is inviting community projects from Greater Manchester 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.
The Yorkshire Bank Spirit of the Community Awards 2018 is open for applications until Monday 19 March 2018.
Now in its sixth year, the 2018 Awards will take the total donated to community groups across the UK to more than £1 million.
The Bank makes 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 one of three categories: 1) projects which help people to have a healthy relationship with money, 2) projects which help people to improve their local environment and 3) 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 upskill people for the workplace, ventures promoting healthy relationships with money or schemes aiming to protect the environment.
Debbie Crosbie, Clydesdale and Yorkshire Banks Chief Operating Officer and Chair of the Yorkshire and Clydesdale Bank Foundation, said:
“Local groups and charities are often the life blood of our communities. The Spirit of the Community Awards seek to recognise the importance of those groups across the UK.”
Five projects will be selected in each of the three categories and all 15 winners will be awarded £5,000 each. Winners will be announced in summer 2018.
For more information about the awards or to enter, visit www.ybonline.co.uk/foundation or go any Yorkshire Bank branch for an application form.