Building society to boost causes

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The Nottingham Building Society in Skegness are looking for local community groups to support

The society has teamed up again with Nottinghamshire Community Foundation, who work with other community foundations nationally, to distribute small grants to grass-root causes to aid work being done locally.

The scheme ran earlier in the year, awarding 19 grants to local causes, with the Skegness branch donating to The Storehouse to help fund food parcels for the homeless.

Now the branch is looking for another project to support that helps increase a person’s skills and employability or ability to manage their own finances. They are also looking to support projects that reduce homelessness or even help people get back on their feet.

The initiative is part of The Nottingham’s ‘Doing Good Together’ programme which has seen almost £70,000 given away to local projects in the last few years. Previous grants have helped fund everything from local job fairs to home-starter packs for young people.

The Nottingham’s Chief Executive David Marlow explained: “Since we started Doing Good Together we have been delighted to work with so many local grass root causes that make a difference in our community. It is inspiring to see how a little help really does go a long way.”

The scheme is open for applications until October 30 and full details can be obtained from any branch of The Nottingham or online at www.thenottingham.com