The Charitable Trust exists to benefit people in our Heartland (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire) by providing funding to charitable organisations, whose aim is to support groups of individuals who are under served by society and/or are looking to improve the sustainability of our environment.
We are committed to supporting programmes and projects that leave a long-term legacy for the community in which we operate.
The Charitable Trust is independent of the Society and its policies, direction and donations are determined by a board of trustees which comprises three independent members and two Society employees.
The Trust will not usually fund individuals, party political activities, promotion of religious causes, animal charities, commercial enterprises or day to day running costs of a charity.
During 2015, the Society gifted an initial £50,000 to the Trust with the intention that further contributions will be added in future years and in 2016, a further donation of £25,000 was made.
In 2017 the Society launched a range of Community Saver Accounts linked to the Charitable Trust. Every year, the Society will contribute to the Charitable Trust based on balances held in the Community Saver account range. You can see the full range of Community Saver accounts here.
So, in addition to the interest paid to savers, a donation equivalent to 0.1% of the average total balances invested in all Community Saver accounts will be donated by the Society to the Charitable Trust each year.
In March 2017, the Trust made its first award of £10,000 to the Inspire and Achieve foundation to help fund the launch of the Prince’s Trust Team Programme for unemployed 16-25 year olds in Nottinghamshire.
Additionally, the Society operates its Community Support Scheme, which supports community groups, charities and other deserving causes with financial awards typically between £250 and £1,000. The Society makes total Community Support Scheme awards of about £20,000 each year.
How to apply
If you currently work or volunteer for a registered charity in Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire, please email us in the first instance with details of your charity and the project you’d like us to support, and we’ll let you know how to apply.