Community Acorn Fund - From Monmouthshire Building Society
Welcome to the Community Acorn Fund

What's it all about?


In October 2014, Monmouthshire Building Society hit a major financial milestone – one billion pounds in assets. To mark this momentous occasion, we gave back to the wider local community through some unique and exciting funding projects.



The Community Acorn Fund

Community Acorn Fund

To celebrate this significant financial achievement, the Society launched the Community Acorn Fund to give back to community groups and projects throughout our local geographical area. A £25,000 funding pool was allocated across the Society’s branch and agency network, and all eligible community groups could apply for funding.

Community Acorn Fund Lasting Legacies

Lasting Legacies

But that’s not all! As part of the ‘Billion Pounds Milestone Celebrations’, the Society also made larger donations with a view to creating lasting legacies for the Society, its members and the communities in which we operate.

We will be sharing more information with you across the coming months on our website, in the local press and on our Facebook page and Twitter

The Society would also like to thank all of our members for helping us to reach this landmark financial position.

How did it work?


A total of £25,000 was allocated across the Society’s Branch and Agency network, with each Branch or Agency responsible for shortlisting their chosen groups or projects from the applications they receive.

Up to £1,000 funding was available from each individual branch and agency for community groups or projects to spend on tangible items, and we welcomed applications from all sectors of society – from the Arts, Sports and Environment to Digital Inclusion, Education and Animals amongst others.

The names of all successful applicants are now posted on this website, and will be promoted on the Society’s Facebook page and Twitter. Successful groups and their donations will also be promoted across the branch and agency network, on our website, and via a wide press and social media campaign.

The Successful Groups


Click on the pinpoints below for details of the successful recipients of funding in each area.

Check back here soon for updates and photos from the Acorn Fund!

Lasting Legacies


In October 2014, Monmouthshire Building Society hit a major financial milestone – one billion pounds in assets. To mark this momentous occasion, we gave back to the wider local community through some unique and exciting funding projects, more of which you can read about below.

Check back here to keep up-to-date or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.