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Skipton Building Society Charitable Foundation


The Skipton Building Society Charitable Foundation was established in February 2000 by Skipton Building Society. Since then it has given away more than £2.9 million.

Independent of the Society and its policies, the Foundation's decisions are determined by a Board of Trustees, the majority of which are independent of the Society.

Objectives of Fund

The funding is intended for UK registered charities whose objectives are to:

  • Benefit children and adults particularly those living in socially deprived areas, through education to develop core skills and support wellbeing and mental health.
  • Benefit the wellbeing and welfare of children and adults by preventing or reducing poverty and homelessness in the community.
  • Support the elderly and improve their wellbeing by reducing isolation, helping reduce the effects of Dementia and Alzheimer's and support later life/palliative care.

Value Notes

The maximum grant available is £6,000.

Who Can Apply

UK registered charities based and working in the UK may apply. They must have submitted their trustee annual report, annual return and latest audited accounts to the Charity Commission. Charities must have at least one year of published accounts covering a 12-month period.

Successful applicants must wait three years before re-applying. Unsuccessful applicants must wait two years before re-applying.


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The Foundation is unable to fund the following:

  • Applications for more than £6,000.
  • Donations for single beneficiaries including sponsorship.
  • Activities which are primarily the responsibility of a central or local government, the NHS, or some other responsible body.
  • Donations for running costs, including rent, upkeep or construction work, administration equipment for a charity's own use such as telephones, computers or other IT equipment, venue hire, utility bills, salaries, expenses, training of employed staff, volunteer expenses, advertising and printing/copying costs.
  • Promotion of ethnic, racial, political, or religious views.
  • Donations for vehicle purchase or its running costs.
  • Counselling costs.
  • Support of political activities.
  • Activities which collect funds for subsequent distribution to other charities or individuals.
  • Applications by animal welfare organisations.
  • General fundraising events or activities.
  • Medical research.
  • Loans or business finance.
  • Overseas Travel.

Eligible Expenditure

The 'donations' are for registered charities to purchase specific tangible items or activities, which are to be used directly by beneficiaries. It is expected that the charity becomes the owner of that equipment, responsible for the on-going upkeep and maintenance.

How To Apply

The trustees meet at the beginning of March, June, September and December. Submission deadlines are the first of the month prior to each meeting, ie 1 February, 1 May, 1 August and 1 November each year.

Applications received after the deadline will be considered at the next meeting.

Notifications of decisions can take up to 28 days from the trustees meeting date.

The online application form can be found on the Skipton Building Society Charitable Foundation website.

Contact Skipton Building Society Charitable Foundation for further information.


No Min - £6,000
31 Dec 2024
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