It is run by five trustees, two of which are colleagues and three who are independent. Since it made its first donation in 1999, the Charitable Foundation has made a difference to local communities across the UK by donating over £7 million to charities and good causes recommended by colleagues and members.
To review the annual Report and Accounts of the Yorkshire Building Society Charitable Foundation, please visit Charity Commissions Webpage.
The Charitable Foundation has two priority areas:
1. Alleviating poverty
2. Improving health / saving lives
The Charitable Foundation supports these priorities by making donations of up to £2,000 to UK registered charities, recommended by the Society’s members and colleagues.
We’re proud to support beneficiaries such as children, those who are seriously ill, as well as elderly, homeless and disabled people.
Click on the map above to see details of donations we’ve recently made all over the UK.
Watch a video of a project we supported.
The Society’s members and colleagues largely fund the Charitable Foundation through the YBS Group’s Small Change Big Difference®(SCBD) scheme.
The SCBD scheme invites members to donate the annual pence of interest from their savings or mortgage accounts to the Charitable Foundation. Every penny received through the scheme is used directly to help charities. Together, these small sums of money make a huge difference in the communities where our members live and work.
You can sign up by clicking the button below or by visiting your local branch.Sign up to make a Big Difference
The Charitable Foundation considers applications to fund specific projects and/or items that will have a positive impact to the charity’s beneficiaries.
To be considered for a CF donation the charity must meet the following criteria:
The following will NOT be considered:
If you are a member and would like the Charitable Foundation to consider supporting a charity which fits the guidelines above, please use this form to recommend your charity.
All applications are reviewed on a quarterly basis by our Trustees. They will review all applications and decide which to approve based on the need of each charity and how much funds are available. Once Trustees have reviewed all applications we will inform the colleague or member and the charities of their decision. Donations are sent directly to successful charities at the end of each quarter.
The deadlines for applications are: 31 March, 30 June, 30 September and 31 December annually.