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Supporting charities and good causes in the UK

From giving individual donations to supporting annual campaigns, the Charitable Foundation is a registered charity that's always getting involved.

Yorkshire Building Society Charitable Foundation

The Charitable Foundation is a registered charity (number 1069082), independent of the YBS Group, and is run by two internal and three external trustees. It's their role to decide which good causes will receive support from the Charitable Foundation.

Since it made its first donation in 1999, the Charitable Foundation has made a difference to local communities across the UK by donating over £6 million to charities and good causes. In 2015 the Charitable Foundation donated over £392,000 to charities and good causes, with 89% of donations given to causes nominated by Society customers and colleagues.

The interactive map below shows donations given to charities and good causes that successfully applied for support in 2015 and 2016 so far, excluding small donations paid through the Charitable Foundation’s annual campaigns.


The majority of the Charitable Foundation’s funding comes from Society members who participate in the Small Change Big Difference® scheme. Members can join at any time by filling in this form.

Small Change Big Difference Campaign - £100,000 given away!

In September and October 2016 the Charitable Foundation invited customers, colleagues and members of the public to nominate local good causes and charities to be considered for a £100 donation.

Thanks to your recommendations, we’re delighted to advise that the Charitable Foundation gave away £100,000 in 1,000 donations to charities and good causes in communities throughout the UK!

These donations were only possible thanks to the generosity of customers who donate the pennies from their interest just once a year to the Charitable Foundation through the Small Change Big Difference scheme.

Do you want to apply for funding?

If you're a registered charity or charitable cause, you could get financial support from the Yorkshire Building Society Charitable Foundation.

Small Change Big Difference® scheme

An easy and impactful way for customers to support the Charitable Foundation by donating the pennies of their interest earned once a year.

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