06 02 24 | Community

New Vernon Charitable Foundations £100,000 grants open for applications from local organisations

New Vernon Charitable Foundations £100,000 grants open for applications from local organisations

Stockport mutual, the Vernon Building Society, is marking 100 years of service with the launch of The Vernon Charitable Foundation distributing £100,000 in grants 

Vernon Building Society was founded on March 27, 1924. At the time there were 12 building societies in Stockport, but as of 1983 the Vernon is the only one to have withstood the challenges of the last century. To mark the centenary milestone, the Vernon has announced the creation of the Vernon Charitable Foundation, which has more than £100,000 in the fund to support local charities in Stockport, Cheshire and Greater Manchester, focused on the prevention and relief of poverty and community development..

The Vernon has a long history of giving back to Stockport and Poynton communities through its Community Stars programme, but this new foundation is a step change in the Vernon’s charitable giving. New trustees have been appointed and applications for grants opened on January 30th at thevernon.co.uk/charitable-foundation/.

You can apply if:

  • Your registered charity/community organisation is based in Stockport, Cheshire, and Greater Manchester.
  • You are applying for a grant no more than £5,000.
  • The applicant has not received monies from the Foundation within the previous 2 years.
  • As an applicants, you are able to demonstrate that your application aligns with the charity’s objectives.

You don’t need to be a Member of the Society to apply for funding. The Foundation welcomes applications from organisations who are working towards the relief of poverty alongside community development.

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