Local building society launches community grants scheme

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A Skegness building society is inviting as many local community based groups to get in contact and apply to take part in their community grants scheme.

The scheme is available to local causes in the Skegness area and organisers at The Nottingham Building Society branch in Skegness want to ensure that the money supports a deserving local group.

The idea is to help local communities prosper, with ‘a little help from The Nottingham’.

A spokesman for the Nottingham said: “We have a long and rich history of helping our local communities to grow and our work in the community is no exception.

“Since 2011, we have worked with Nottinghamshire Community Foundation, to award financial support to projects that help our local communities to prosper. Previous grants have funded everything from home-starter packs to employability courses giving away almost £75,000 to good causes.”

This year, each branch will have up to £250 to award to a local cause to help with their valuable work.

Chief Executive of The Nottingham, David Marlow said: “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.’

Between, February 4 and March 23, branches will be looking for projects to support in the following areas;

Education - Projects that improve education for both young people and adults, specifically in numeracy and literacy, giving them ambition for the future.

Financial Security - Projects that help people to develop solid financial skills, manage their money effectively and avoid debt.

Homelessness - Projects that reduce homelessness, support homeless people and help provide affordable, quality housing.

Employability - Projects that provide proper job training and skills, access to relevant qualifications and help finding jobs.

Who can apply?

The Nottingham is actively seeking applications from local groups providing services in local communities.

If you are operating within ten miles of a branch, have an income of less than £300,000 and have a project taking place within the next year and you would like some help with it, then The Nottingham would like to hear from you.

To find out more, visit your local branch in Skegness, found at 11 Lumley Road, Skegness, Lincolnshire, PE25 3LL, visit

http://nottscf.org.uk/grants/the-nottinghams-doing-good-together-grant/ or call the branch direct on: 01754 767424.