11/12/07 - The Co-operative Bank donates to 49 community groups
The money has been given to 49 local organisations via the Bank’s unique Customer Donation Fund, which makes regular donations to customers of its Community Directplus account. Since the scheme was launched in 2003, it has now provided over £140,000 to 170 groups that undertake important work within local communities nationwide.
Amongst the worthy projects set to benefit from this latest payout is an organisation that promotes art by children with Autism, and a volunteer ran scheme that restores old hand tools before forwarding them worldwide where they can be used to generate an income.
Community Directplus is a dedicated bank account for community organisations, charities and social groups. In addition to providing the chance of financial support via the Customer Donation Fund, it offers free banking, credit interest* and a choice of easy ways to manage the account, from online and telephone to branch and the Post Office.
Mark Byrne, Head of Retail Liabilities, at the Co-operative Bank said: “At the Co-operative Bank, community involvement is an integral part of our business and the Customer Donation Fund helps us to support other organisations that carry out exemplary work at a local level.
“The Community Directplus account not only gives community groups a competitive bank account with free banking but the chance to gain some usually much needed financial support.”
Anyone interested in applying for a Community Directplus account can ring 0800 783 4741 for an application pack.
* Credit interest will be paid on balances of £2,000 or more Free banking relates to standard transactions only. The Co-operative Bank reserves the right to review the account tariff for customers whose credit turnover exceeds £1m per annum, who deposit more than £100,000 cash per annum, or who deposit more than 5,000 cheques per annum.
- The Co-operative Banks is authorised and regulated by the Financial Services Authority (No. 121885), subscribes to the Business Banking Code, is a member of the Financial Services Authority (No. 121885), is a member of the Financial Ombudsman Service and is licensed by the Office of Fair Trading (No.006110).
- The Co-operative Bank p.l.c., P.O. Box 101, 1 Balloon Street, Manchester M60 4EP. Registered in England and Wales No. 990937.
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