Spirit of Community award deadline looms

Pictued is Clydesdale Bank in Brechin

Pictued is Clydesdale Bank in Brechin

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Local community groups still have time to enter an awards programme and secure a share of a funding boost of £75,000 for groups making a difference in their areas.

Clydesdale Bank’s Spirit of the Community Awards - which is now in their third year of funding - were launched earlier this year and the deadline for entries, March 6, is fast approaching.

Community groups could receive a share of £75,000 by entering the initiative. Clydesdale Bank will make donations to registered charities and not-for-profit organisations in each of the three categories: financial education, employability and environment.

The awards are open to a range of organisations across the third sector who can demonstrate their support for the local community.

This includes groups promoting access to financial education, helping to upskill people for the workplace or aiming to improve and protect the environment.

There will be an overall winning group in each of the three categories which will secure £10,000 of funding, along with three highly commended that will each be awarded £5,000.

For further information about Clydesdale Bank Foundation’s Spirit of the Community Awards or to enter, community groups can visit www.cbonline.co.uk/foundation or go into their local Clydesdale Bank branch to receive an application form.

The closing date for applications is Friday, March 6, and the winners will be announced in the summer.