TSB Stroud opens the door to The Door as its new local charity partner

TSB STROUD is pleased to announce The Door is set to benefit from fundraising and volunteering support as the Bank’s new Local Charity Partner for 2017/18.

TSB has given more than £1.7 million to local causes across Britain since its local charity partnerships launched in 2015.

This year a record 27,000 nominations were received from local charities across the country to join the programme which sees TSB Partners from 550 branches and eight office sites volunteer and raise money on behalf of the chosen charities.

Michelle Noel, Bank Manager, TSB Stroud comments: “Our Local Charity Partnership programme is all about working in partnership to help support the local causes that are the lifeblood of many communities across Britain. It’s what we’re all about at TSB and we are now entering into our third year of supporting a local charity at our branch, here in Stroud.”

“I am thrilled to welcome The Door, which exists to meet the needs of all young people aged 11 to 25 through a variety of programmes such as mentoring, family support and educational advice, as our new Local Charity Partner — we can’t wait to get started.”

Anne Townsend, Community Fundraiser, The Door says: "We are very excited to have been chosen by TSB Stroud as its Local Charity Partner this year and we are looking forward to working with the team over the next 12 months. The team’s support will have a really positive impact on the work we do with young people and their families throughout the Stroud District; enabling us to continue unlocking potential and opening opportunities for some of the most vulnerable members of our community."

How TSB supports Local Charity Partners

TSB’s sole focus is to serve local people and businesses which, in turn, helps fuel local economies across Britain.

Instead of having a centrally chosen charity of the year, Partners working at TSB choose the cause they want to support.

Once chosen, each branch or site is given an initial donation by TSB to kick-start the partnership.

As well as receiving valuable funds, TSB’s charity partners have reported other benefits from the programme, including a higher local profile, increased staff and volunteer morale, and the ability to help more people.

TSB is continuing to build on its programme for the 2017/18 partnerships and has introduced a Welcome Workshop to help its charity partners network with other local charity partners and make the most of the opportunity to raise their profile.