A charity in Aberdeen has been awarded £1,000 in Skipton Building Society’s inaugural £40,000 Community Giving scheme. The donation has also been matched by local financial advisory firm Phil Anderson Financial Services.

Aberdeen Cyrenians is a charity dedicated to supporting people affected by homelessness, violence, domestic abuse and other forms of social exclusion. Forty community groups and charities across the UK have been chosen to receive a £1,000 pot of funding after being nominated by mortgage brokers and employees of intermediary firms.

Aberdeen Cyrenians was nominated by Phil Anderson Financial Services who have offices in Aberdeen, Ellon and Inverurie. They also agreed to donate a further £1,000 meaning the donation to the charity was £2,000.
Skipton Intermediaries launched Community Giving to give intermediaries the chance to reward charities and community groups which support housing and homelessness. More than 90 nominations were received and now the 40 successful good causes have been announced.

Paul Fenn, Skipton’s Head of Business Development, said: “Skipton’s new Community Giving scheme enables brokers and employees of intermediary firms across the country to identify those groups which are doing great work and help them access a £1,000 pot of cash. “We are delighted to announce the first 40 community groups and charities to receive funding and we hope our donation enables them to continue to make a real difference in their work.”

Chris Bennett Taylor, Head of Corporate and Business Services at Aberdeen Cyrenians said “Firstly, thanks so much to Phil Anderson for nominating us for the grant through Skipton Building Society funding. It’s very generous for them to match the funding and hugely appreciated. Thanks also to Skipton for this valuable donation.”

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