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Buckinghamshire Building Society and Heart of Bucks announce the winning charities set to receive £75,000 funding awards, thanks to the Buckinghamshire Building Society “Here To Help” Fund.

In total, 30 eligible applications were received for the award and grants and an independent panel, held on 18th January 2022, decided on the distribution of the awards based on the application criteria. 

The Large Award will go to Youth Concern, an independent charity based in Aylesbury, which provides support to vulnerable young people aged between 13 and 25. This financial support will enable Youth Concern to expand the reach of their drop in centre and to ensure more teenagers and young adults in need will receive help when they need it most. The use of early intervention helps to ensure the long term health and wellbeing of the youths that visit.

In addition to the Large Award, the Smaller Grants Programme will also provide much needed support to the following nine charities, all of which are incredibly worthwhile causes: Adoption UK, Child Bereavement UK, Children Heard and Seen, Chiltern Music Academy, Great Brickhill Parish Hall Committee, Mediation Buckinghamshire, Parkinson’s Disease Society Amersham and HW, Theatre Shed and finally, Wycombe Talking Newspaper.

We were delighted to support these organisations after what has undoubtedly been a challenging time for the non-profit sector. We will continue to assess the impact that these donations have had and look forward to providing you with an update on this in due course.

Speaking about the Fund, Henry Allmand, CEO, Heart of Bucks said:

“Buckinghamshire Building Society is a valued long-term partner of ours and it has been a pleasure to work with them to award a number of grants from their Here To Help Fund. The funding will make a huge difference to local charities and community groups that are doing so much to support those most in-need across Buckinghamshire.”

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