Lots of nominations, 40 donations. One cause.

Our selection panel loved reading through all your nominations for Community Giving. It wasn't easy to select the 40 successful nominations because there were so many fantastic causes to choose from.

For a full list of the successful 40, head to our Community Giving page.

We've been speaking to some of the successful nominees about their work in the community and how they plan to use their £1,000 Community Giving donation.

The Basement Advisory Centre

The Basement Advisory Centre group photo

Originally set up in 1999 in a small basement near Lime Street Station in Liverpool, The Basement Advisory Service was originally set up to offer evening drop-in services for people sleeping rough in the city. After delivering the service for more than 12 years, the charity created a purpose built centre but kept its original name.

“We were thrilled when Tom nominated our organisation and we were chosen to receive a £1,000 donation. The money has allowed us to refurbish our tired shower room and it looks amazing now. A hot shower in comfortable surroundings means the world when you are homeless. Thank you, Skipton Building Society, for helping us make it happen!”
Dave Flack, Operations Manager - The Basement Advisory Centre

Newquay Drop in and Share Centre (DISC)

DISC group photo

DISC is a Christian charity made up of volunteers who have a passion to serve in the community and help people who are disadvantaged or homeless. The volunteers network with other agencies in and around Cornwall and Newquay that offer similar support services, like providing food and clothing to homeless people, and advice about services that are available.

“Thank you so very much for this amazing donation. We are absolutely delighted, and I cannot express how much difference your donation will be making to so many vulnerable families and individuals.”
Spokesperson - Newquay Drop in and Share Centre

Bexley Winter Shelter


A group of churches from the London borough of Bexley came together in 2016 to provide overnight accommodation and support to homeless men in the area during the winter months. Comfortable bedding is provided in a safe, warm and secure environment followed by a cooked breakfast and something for the guests to take with them when they leave.

“I would like to thank Skipton Building Society for the generous community fund donation of £1,000. With the kind support of donors like yourselves, we can provide our guests with a hot evening meal, a warm/secure place to sleep, a breakfast and packed lunch from January until March.”
Jack Merrifield – Treasurer - Bexley Winter Shelter.