Vernon launches Community Stars charity scheme

14 Jun 2022 02:25
Published by: Scott Callan

Vernon Building Society has launched a brand new community funding scheme to help local charities and not-for-profit groups across the Stockport borough.

The mutual has supported the local community through its popular Community Awards for the last 10 years, donating over £100,000 to more than 100 local good causes.

Now it wants to help more groups, more often.

Welcome to Community Stars

Community Stars is replacing Vernon's annual Community Awards and will run all year round.

The Society wants to reach as many not-for-profit groups as possible across the borough, from large established charities to smaller grassroots organisations.

Vernon will be offering a share of its £12,000 fund to a Community Star organisation every quarter, chosen via its members, colleagues, and the public throughout the year.

Tanasè Rivers, Head of Marketing, Brand and Culture at the Society, said: "Vernon believes in giving back to the fantastic local community in Stockport.

"We want to give more regularly to the incredible groups, charities and not-for-profits that work so hard to make Stockport the amazing place it is to live and work.

"That's why we're launching our new Community Stars scheme to support local groups throughout the year.

"Show us the causes close to your heart in our wonderful community."

How to apply

Vernon has made the entry process as easy as possible, so local groups only need to apply once to be in with a chance to be awarded a portion of the fund throughout the year.

Or you can apply on behalf of a group that benefits the local community and the Society will get in touch with them to complete their application.

Find out more about the awards and apply online at:

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