AFC Rushden & Diamonds have been shortlisted in the Skipton Building Society Grassroots Giving Initiative. Over 700 applications were received from community groups, clubs and organisations from across the UK and 164 lucky groups will each receive £500.

We received the following from Skipton Building Society, “Thank you so much for getting involved in Skipton Building Society’s Grassroots Giving initiative  - we were delighted to receive your entry and read about your work – and it brings us great pleasure to let you know that your group has been selected as a shortlisted GRG group!

We received over 700 applications from community groups, clubs and organisations across the UK and we’re really impressed with the work that you do. To make it to the shortlist stage you beat off hundreds of other applicants and were able to clearly demonstrate the positive impact our funding would make in your local community.”

In order to fairly allocate the funds the public is asked to vote for who they would like to receive the funding. We will be profiled along with all the other shortlisted applicants on the Skipton Building Society website,, in the local media, and on their social media accounts (@ or, to help raise awareness of the work that we do, and to encourage people to use their vote.

It’s a quick, simple click of the button to vote  – we are listed under our geographical region (East Midlands)  - just click through to our profile and click the vote now button at the bottom of the profile page – which you can also find here. You can also cast your vote in the nearest Skipton Building Society branch if you prefer.

Voting is now open, and will close on 13 October 2017. The 164 groups with the highest number of votes will each win £500.



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