Entries for community awards invited

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Local community groups still have time to enter an awards programme and secure their share of £75,000 for a much-needed funding boost

Clydesdale Bank’s Spirit of the Community Awards are seeking nominations for organisations that are making a real difference in their local areas.

Donations will be made to registered charities and not-for-profit organisations in each of the three categories: financial education, employability and environment.

Open to a range of organisations across the third sector the awards, which are now in their third year, reward groups which demonstrate active support for the local community. This includes promoting access to financial education, upskilling people for the workplace or improving and protecting 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.

Debbie Crosbie, Acting Chief Executive of Clydesdale and Yorkshire Banks and Chair of Yorkshire and Clydesdale Bank Foundation, said: “Clydesdale Bank’s Spirit of the Community Awards aim to recognise and support the invaluable contribution that voluntary and charitable organisations make to their local communities and there’s still time for groups in Angus to enter the awards.

“The standard of entries last year was fantastic and we look forward to continuing our support for local communities again this year.”

Further information about the Spirit of the Community Awards and entry forms are available from www.cbonline.co.uk/foundation and the closing date for applications is Friday, March 6.