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Yorkshire Bank Recognises Community Spirit in England

26th June 2014

Twelve community groups across England have been awarded a combined funding boost of £75,000 through the Yorkshire Bank Spirit of the Community Awards to recognise the important roles they play in the local community.

The Spirit of the Community Awards announced the substantial donations to voluntary groups at an awards ceremony in Leeds to recognise the charities and not-for-profit organisations, which are going the extra mile.

The community groups across England were selected to share funding of £75,000 to make a real difference in their local areas.

Now in their second year, the awards were open to a range of organisations across the third sector, which could demonstrate their support for the local community.  Groups were invited to enter the awards scheme under one of three categories; education, employability and environment.

An overall winning group has been selected in each category securing £10,000 of funding, along with three highly commended winners that were each awarded £5,000.

John Hooper, Chief Operating Officer at Clydesdale and Yorkshire Banks, said: “Yorkshire Bank’s Spirit of the Community Awards recognise and support the important role that voluntary and charitable organisations play in their local communities. It has been inspiring to see the great work that is being done at grass roots level across the country.

“All of the successful organisations are extremely deserving winners which have been recognised for their community spirit with these awards from Yorkshire Bank.”

Yorkshire Bank’s sister organisation, Clydesdale Bank, has also announced 12 successful recipients of £75,000 as part of the Spirit of the Community Awards initiative.  This brings the total funds awarded to 24 community groups up and down the country to £150,000.

For further information about Clydesdale and Yorkshire Bank Foundation’s Spirit of the Community Awards, please visit 

The Yorkshire Bank Spirit of the Community Award Winners are:
Education category
  • Ribcaged Productions Limited
  • Emmanuel House
  • South Derbyshire Citizens Advice Bureau
  • Washington Mind
Employability category
  • Young Enterprise
  • Action Housing & Support
  • Cleveland Housing & Advice Centre
  • Leeds Asylum Seekers Support Network
Environment category
  • Fir Tree Fishery
  • Blue Loop
  • Incredible Edible Growing Ltd
  • Wildfowl & Wetland Trust (WWT)

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