Last chance for Dearne community groups to apply for cash boost

Time is running out for community projects across the Dearne Valley to enter Yorkshire Bank's Spirit of the Community Awards 2016 for a chance to share a funding boost of £75,000 to make a difference in their area.

Tuesday, 29th March 2016, 11:12 am
Updated Saturday, 2nd April 2016, 4:29 am
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Now in its fourth year, the awards programme was launched earlier this year to recognise and support community projects which are going the extra mile.

Entries for this year’s awards must be submitted by Friday, April 8, and the winners will be announced in the summer.

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 and projects which help people into employment. Five projects will be selected in each of the three categories and all 15 winners will be awarded £5,000 each.

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Debbie Crosbie, Clydesdale and Yorkshire Banks chief operating officer and chair of the Yorkshire and Clydesdale Bank Foundation, said: “Yorkshire 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 and there is still time for groups to enter.”

For further information about how to enter visit or get an application form from nearest Yorkshire Bank branch.