It’s really important for us as a building society to look after our members, not just their money, not just their savings and mortgages but also the communities that they live in.
We’ve got the Charitable Foundation that was set up a number of years ago that allows people to apply for grants through the Heart of England and look at ways we can support them in the local community.
Any funding we give we feel aligns with our values such as those who are disadvantaged, venerable people or social excluded.
Myself and my colleagues really enjoy working with the Heart of England Community Foundation. Its so rewarding to be part of the panel, looking at applications and understanding what needs are there.