Yorkshire Bank Spirit of the Community Awards 2017 Now Open

11th January 2017

Now in their fifth year the Clydesdale and Yorkshire Bank Spirit of the Community Awards 2017 are open for applications.

Clydesdale and Yorkshire Bank has a strong tradition of supporting the communities in which we live and work. The Yorkshire and Clydesdale Bank Foundation continues the tradition of supporting people and their local communities by providing funds to help registered charities, not-for-profit organisations, community and other voluntary organisations make life safer, healthier and better for all of us. Our inaugural 'Spirit of the Community Awards' were launched in 2013 and have taken place each year since. The Foundation Trustees are pleased to announce that The Yorkshire and Clydesdale Bank Foundation 2017 'Spirit of the Community Awards' are now open for applications with a closing date of Monday 6 March 2017. Clydesdale and Yorkshire Bank will make 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: projects which help people to have a healthy relationship with money projects which help people to improve their local environment 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. Five projects from Scotland and 5 from England will be selected in each of the 3 categories and all 30 winners will be awarded £5,000 each. Debbie Crosbie, Clydesdale and Yorkshire Banks' Chief Operating Officer and Chair of the Yorkshire and Clydesdale Bank Foundation, said: -Clydesdale Bank's Spirit of the Community Awards aim to recognise and support the vital contribution that voluntary and charitable projects make to their local communities. -There has been so much fantastic work carried out across hundreds of organisations who provide such vital resources for local communities over the past four years. It is hugely inspiring to see just how much of a difference these awards have made at grass roots level. Full details are available on www.cbonline.co.uk/foundation and www.ybonline.co.uk/foundation.

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