Bank grant for sporty school

St Joseph's catholic school, Moorthorpe.

St Joseph's catholic school, Moorthorpe.

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Sporty children will be able to cut a dash in new tracksuits after getting a £500 grant.

St Joseph’s School in Moorthorpe has received an additional £500 of funding through the Clydesdale and Yorkshire Bank Employee Volunteer Grant Programme.

The school regularly competes in sporting events and swimming galas and the funding will be used to buy new tracksuits featuring the school’s emblem.

The bank’s grant programme funds charitable initiatives that its employees are passionate about. It has awarded more than £155,000 of funding in total to employees’ causes in the last year.

Jacqui Atkinson, community support manager at Yorkshire Bank, said: “The grant programme recognises the great community work our employees are involved with outside of the Bank’s own extensive volunteering programme.

“Any employee that is involved in a charity or not-for-profit organisation in their own time is eligible to apply for a grant. We are a strongly customer focused bank, very much committed to serving and supporting the communities we’re part of.”

Employees can apply for a grant of up to £500 if they have been actively involved with community groups in their own time for at least 12 months. This includes local charities or not-for-profit organisations such as schools, brownies, scouts or sports groups.

The funding helps the groups continue their work in the community through the advancement of health, education, protection or improvement of the environment, participation in sport or citizenship and community development.

The employee grants are provided through The Yorkshire and Clydesdale Bank Foundation, a registered charity established by the banks in 2008. For more information visit www.ybonline.co.uk/foundation