Yorkshire Building Society Charitable Foundation has donated £76,956 in the second quarter of 2021 as part of its support for charities across the UK.

The donations range between £250 to £2,000 and have been made to 52 charities across the country after they were nominated for funding by members and colleagues of Yorkshire Building Society.

One of the charities to receive funding was The Rotary Club of Horbury & Ossett Phoenix which received a £1,149 donation from Yorkshire Building Society Charitable Foundation to purchase a community defibrillator after being nominated by a colleague from the Society’s office in Leeds for financial support.

Steve Brook, community lead for The Rotary Club of Horbury & Ossett Phoenix, said:

We are really grateful for the donation from Yorkshire Building Society Charitable Foundation which will help us continue to provide our services. Of the sudden cardiac arrest deaths that occur each year 90-95% of victims die before they reach hospital. The defibrillator puts the heart back into a normal rhythm and if used within 3-5 minutes of cardiac arrest survival rates jump from 5-10% to 74%, as every minute lost reduces the survival chances by 10%.

Yorkshire Building Society Charitable Foundation is funded through the Small Change Big Difference® scheme where members donate the pennies from the interest on their accounts just once a year to help smaller charities around the UK.

To date in 2021 the Charitable Foundation has donated £127,030 to 92 registered charities around the UK.

For more information about our Small Change Big Difference® scheme and to see an interactive map of recent Charitable Foundation donations visit www.ybs.co.uk/charitablefoundation

Charities that have received funding from Yorkshire Building Society Charitable Foundation in the second funding round of 2021 are:

Charity name


Asthma Relief


Autism Angels Ltd




Bare Necessities Toiletry Bank


Blackburn Foodbank


Blackpool Community Homeless Project


Bonce Cancer Research Trust


Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust


Children 1st


Children's Hospice South West - Charlton Farm


Derbyshire Air Ambulance


Derbyshire Carers Association


Drighlington Methodist Church


EDAN Lincs


Emmanuel House Day Centre


Fareshare Yorkshire Limited


First Days Children's Charity


Hillingdon Brain Tumour & Brain Injury Group


Home-Start Telford & Wrekin


Hour Community


Independent Advocacy North East




MindMosaic Counselling & Therapy


NCH&C Charitable Fund


NeighbourCare St John’s Wood & Maida Vale


Noah's Ark Children's Hospital Charity


North West Air Ambulance


Ormiston Children and Families Trust


Parkinsons UK Peterborough & District


PCC of Christ Church and Holy Trinity Walton Breck


Phoenix WoMen’s Aid


Sevenoaks Larder




St Helens Foodbank


St. John's Hospice North Lancashire and South Lakes


Suffolk Rape Crisis


The 3 Pillars - Feeding the Homeless


The Cambridge City Foodbank


The Children's Hospital Charity


The East Lancashire Hospice


The Macular Disease Society


The Oxygen Works


The Richard Newton Community hall


The Salvation Army - Leeds Central


The Sunderland Foodbank


Their Voice


Tippytoes Babybank


United St Saviour’s Charity


Wellspring Therapy & Training


WESC Foundation


Withy Trees Welfare & Education


Zoe's Place Trust - Middlesbrough





All information correct at time of publication.