Thursday, 18 June 2009

Yorkshire Bank 150th Community Awards

To mark their 150th anniversary, Yorkshire Bank are inviting charities and community groups to participate in their 150th Community Awards, through which they will donate £150,000 to local charities and community groups.

Who can apply?
Applications can come from:

  • Registered charities
  • Community organisations and voluntary groups.

What are the Award categories?

Awards will be considered for projects in one of the following four categories:

  • Environment - This category incorporates projects which seek to protect or improve the environment.
  • Volunteering - This category focuses on citizenship and initiatives that promote and support volunteering.
  • Education - This category focuses on initiatives that promote accessibility to both financial education and financial services.
  • Regeneration - This category focuses on community development through initiatives that build and strengthen communities.

In each category one project will receive an award of £10,000 and four projects will each receive £5,000. At the Awards presentation, towards the end of the year, one outstanding project will be awarded a further £10,000. In addition to the main recipients, a further 20 awards will be made of £1,000 each.

How to apply

Charities and community groups must submit a completed application form together with any supporting information by 16th August 2009. The application form is available to download from the Yorkshire Bank website or by emailing


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