Commsave, one of the largest and most successful credit unions in the UK, set up a Community Fund last year, empowering its members to nominate causes and charities they care most about.
Last month, the credit union awarded £1,000 to Teamwork Trust, a Northamptonshire charity which works with autistic adults, people with learning disabilities and individuals with mental health needs. It also made a £400 donation to Duston Eldean Primary School to pay for new library books.
James Richards, Business Development Manager at Commsave, said: “It’s a real privilege to be able to support the people and causes our members care about. My first visit was to the primary school in Northampton and seeing the children so excited about the prospect of getting lots of new books was wonderful.
“Our next cheque presentation was at Teamwork Trust, an amazing and uplifting charity that is celebrating its 40th birthday. It was wonderful to meet the service users, and the giant cheque certainly made a few people smile.”
Sally, a service user at Teamwork Trust, said: “Commsave have been so kind to support our 40th fundraising campaign – thank you so much.”
Paula Page, English Lead at the Duston school, said: “Reading is essential for every child’s success, and supplying rich, engaging texts is a priority in our school. We are using this generous donation to introduce more non-fiction and diverse books for our children to read as part of our school library.”
Since launching its Community Fund in July 2022, Commsave has awarded more than £20,000 to the charities, communities and causes its members care most about.
You need to be a member of Commsave to submit applications to the company’s Community Fund – one of the many benefits of Commsave membership.
Find out more about this fund at the website.