Skipton Grassroots Giving programme was launched in 2013 to help celebrate its 160th anniversary.
This year Skipton received 1,023 applications Look! were one of the 363 groups shortlisted to go to a public vote to see whom the public thought worthy winners.
Vanessa Gregory Chairman of Look! St Albans Our Community Voice on Design said “I am over the Moon and very proud! To make it to the shortlist stage we beat off dozens of other applicants, visibly demonstrating the positive impact we are making in St Albans. To then be one of the winning 162 successful groups in the public vote is clearly a vote of confidence from all our supporters. It is almost overwhelming.
Thank you so much to each and every voter, the £500 grant is so vital to our work, but your support is so very important. It unquestionably proves you value the ground-breaking work we are achieving with you and is unmistakably encouragement to carry on! Michael McHugh Branch Manager of Skipton Building Society in St Albans and his colleagues are thrilled for us and I want to thank them for their tremendous support. I must pay special tribute to Anthony Oliver and Dan Fletcher who put in a brilliant application superbly showcasing the work we do.”
Over 30,000 votes were cast amongst the shortlisted groups.