Britannia to award education grants

Britannia branches are urging community groups, charities and schools to apply to its Community Fund.

Last year, Britannia, part of Co-operative Financial Services, awarded grants and donations approaching £500,000, and is to support projects to promote improvements to education, with a particular focus on numeracy and financial capability throughout 2011.

Elaine Clews, who manages Britannia’s Community Fund and charitable Foundation, said: “Britannia’s Community Fund and charitable Foundation can make real and lasting differences to local communities.

“By raising skills and confidence in numeracy and financial capability we can help to enrich lives, enable people to fully participate in society and make positive contributions to social and financial inclusion in our communities. This is one way in which Britannia gives back to the communities it serves. 

“Support for primary and pre-schools helps to make maths fun for children — encouraging an early enthusiasm for numbers. At the same time, projects with youth charities provide the skills, confidence and opportunities to inspire young people to realise their potential and, can change young lives for the better.”

For donations up to £1,000, Britannia’s Community Fund offers a quick and simple application process to voluntary groups, charities and schools, while the Britannia Foundation awards grants and donations between £1,000 and £25,000.

• For further information, visit any Britannia branch, go to or, telephone Elaine Clews, Manager of Britannia’s Community Fund and charitable Foundation, on 01538 391806.

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