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Community Stars


We want to give back to the community all year round and we want to do it with the help of our Members. Share with us the causes close to your heart so that we can help fund local not-for-profits.

Community Stars runs quarterly, celebrating worthy causes within our community.

What we've been up to...

Year in Review 2023

  • Here's a round-up of our community stars awardees for 2023.

Community Stars Summer

  • The Q3 Community Stars colleague vote is now over, here are the ten local not-for-profits who have received a share of £4,000!

Community Stars 2023 Q2

  • Following a colleague vote, we gave £4,000 to eleven local not-for-profits doing excellent work in our community.

Apply Now

If you're a part of a not-for-profit organisation, group or charity within the Stockport area, that benefits the local community, please apply below.

If you know of a good cause that could benefit from the Community Stars fund, then you can apply on their behalf, at which point, we will get into contact with them.

Community Stars Application

Your Details

Organisation Details

Term and Conditions

  1. Applications will be accepted from local not-for-profit organisations, including charities, community groups, school projects, welfare organisations and youth and sports groups.
  2. Entries will only be accepted from organisations and groups based in, or for the benefit of, people in the following postcode areas: SK1, SK2, SK3, SK4, SK5, SK6, SK7, SK8, SK12.
  3. We cannot consider applications supporting individuals or individual sponsorships, political activities, promotion of religious causes, activities that benefit animals or commercial enterprises.
  4. Funds will be shared out throughout 2024 draw dates will be announced via social media and email. Applications can be submitted until 15th November 2024 with the Vernon's panel of colleagues and or Members agreeing on the distribution of funds throughout 2024.
  5. Successful entries will be accepted for online vote throughout the year. However, successful entries can only receive the fund once.
  6. The Society may do appropriate checks to confirm the identity of the applicant(s) and organisation and may disqualify any organisation that is deemed to have submitted an untruthful application.
  7. In applying, you give consent for Vernon Building Society to refer to your organisation on social media and publicity material.
  8. Where possible, successful applicants will be required to provide a high-resolution logo in png format.
  9. In some circumstances, a group may be asked to provide further information.
  10. The colleague panel votes will be scored and counted.
  11. Submitting your application constitutes the acceptance of these Terms and Conditions.
  12. There is no alternative to the fund available and it will be donated at the discretion of the Society.
  13. No purchase necessary.
  14. Winners will be notified by email.
  15. All votes will be counted and verified by Vernon Building Society. In the event of a tie, a decision will be made by the Society.
  16. Vernon Building Society’s decision is final.