Clockwise operates a Community Grant Scheme that awards local groups and individuals grants for a whole range of items that ultimately benefit the community the group/individual works to serve.
In August, Clockwise donated £500 to voluntary-led organisation, Girlguiding Birstall Leicestershire.
Girlguiding is a volunteer led organisation providing a variety of activities for girls and women aged 5 upwards.
“When you save or borrow with Clockwise your money is invested back into the community,” says CEO of Clockwise Credit Union, Teresa Manning. “Our grant scheme is just one of the ways Clockwise gives back to its community and we’re delighted to continue the credit union’s positive impact in the local community.’
The grant was used to install a fire exit on the new building, as per building regulations and requirements. The group will also be purchasing an accessible slide/chair for less able-bodied people.
The new building houses camp equipment and new training room called the Jubilee room, which will be rented out to other members of Girlguiding and the local community, as well as allowing the groups to expand the numbers we have to enable more girls to experience Girlguiding.