Last year was certainly not the year anyone expected, but nevertheless it was a big year for Monmouthshire Building Society's Charitable Foundation.

Founded in 2000 the foundation supports local organisations and charities in South Wales and the South West of England.

In 2020, the foundation donated £16,231.10 to local organisations and charities.

These donations made a massive impact on local communities when it was needed the most.

The foundation also celebrated its 20th birthday and surpassed the £300,000 mark in total donations.

Since 2000, the foundation has contributed £301,115.86 to 504 local organisations and charities. This funding has provided charities and organisations the ability to impact people from all walks of life.

It looks to continue its success in 2021 and provide funding to support local organisations and charities in South Wales and the South West of England.

Michael Lane, Monmouthshire Building Society’s Charitable Foundation chairman, said: “I am particularly delighted that the society’s charitable foundation was able to support so many great causes both in 2020 and during the previous 20 years.

"These are extremely testing times and the many organisations and charities that we assist, in turn support the needs of some of the most vulnerable members of society.”

Will Carroll, Monmouthshire Building Society CEO and Charitable Foundation trustee, said: “The society’s charitable foundation is delighted to celebrate 20 years of supporting local organisations and charities.

"I am pleased that the foundation could spread some joy in a year that was a huge challenge for a lot of people and organisations. I would personally like to thank the board of trustees who volunteer their time to run this foundation, without their dedication the Foundation would not be able to support so many fantastic causes.”

If you are involved with a local organisation or charity, why not see if you can apply for funding? All applications are reviewed on a quarterly basis by the board of trustees. Submit your application by March 11 2021 to be considered in the next round of funding. To apply for funding applicants must complete an application form and return it to t