In the first half of 2018, Yorkshire Building Society Charitable Foundation has given away more than £341,337 to charities recommended by our colleagues and our members.
You can view all of the charities that the Charitable Foundation has helped in 2017 and 2018 on the map here.
One of the charities we’ve supported this year is the Lincolnshire and Nottingham Air Ambulance. The Charitable Foundation has donated £2,000 to help buy specialist equipment as it prepares to run its life-saving services around the clock later this year.
The fundraising Manager Gemma Shaw said: “Thank you to Yorkshire Building Society and to all of their members who chose to donate their pennies to the Charitable Foundation – this just goes to show that pennies really do make pounds and those pounds can help to buy real life-saving equipment for our charity.”
“When we're operational 24 hours a day later this year, the new anti-collision light will make a huge difference in enabling our crew to safely get to some of the most critically ill or injured patients in the hours of darkness.”
The Charitable Founded is funded by the Small Change Big Difference ® scheme where members sign up to donate the annual pence of interest from their savings or mortgage accounts. The average donation is less than 50p per year and the maximum is just 99p and every penny received through the scheme is used directly to help charities in your local communities.
To sign up to the Small Change Big Difference scheme just fill in the application form.
We’re continuing to build on the success of our apprenticeship scheme
Our colleagues volunteer their time in schools to improve young people’s financial education.
Colleagues swap their beds for sleeping bags to raise money for End Youth Homelessness.
The way consumers use financial services is evolving, leading to some necessary changes for us to meet our customers’ changing needs.
Hundreds of our colleagues take on our Peak District challenge for End Youth Homelessness.
We’re working towards our ambition of creating an inclusive work environment, where all colleagues can contribute to the Group’s success.
We are supporting homeless young people this Christmas as part of our charity partnership with End Youth Homelessness (EYH).
With EYH, we have housed 15 young people since launching in June.
Building on the success of our apprenticeship scheme, we’ve opened 24 new positions across 10 different business areas.
We are proud to have been a double winner at the Third Sector Business Charity Awards 2016.
Our six Savings Pledges reflect how we believe savings institutions should behave.
Over 1,300 solar panels installed at our Bradford and Peterborough offices .
Everyday Thanks was launched in September 2015 as part of our Group’s 150th birthday.