About Us
Established in Newport in 1869 to help local people build homes, we now help people across Wales and England buy properties and save for their future.
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Who can apply?

Funding is open to voluntary organisations, charities and community groups who meet our application criteria. Please ensure you read the application criteria carefully before you apply.

How much can I apply for?

Our primary purpose is to provide modest donations that will have a positive impact on the lives of disadvantaged or vulnerable people in our communities. By providing smaller amounts we can help more good causes in our communities.


We ask that you provide as much detail as possible in your application about what you would like to spend the funding on, giving a break down of costs and where possible, quotations. This will help us to consider your application.

How long do I have to wait for a decision?

Foundation meetings are held quarterly in March, June, September and December. Current deadline dates for applications can be found here. Applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application within one month of the meeting. Please note this can take up to 28 days.      


Do you have to be a member of Monmouthshire Building Society to apply?

No, you do not have to be a member to apply. Any organisation that meets our application criteria can apply.

We are a new charity and don’t have any accounts yet. Can we still apply?

The Foundation only supports charities with at least one year of published accounts covering a 12 month period.  

Will the Charitable Foundation support fundraising appeals?

Unfortunately, we cannot support wider fundraising appeals.

Will you provide sponsorship?

Our Branch Sponsorship initiative gives financial support to grass roots projects and programmes that benefit the communities in which we serve. We are happy to support organisations and groups who are active in our community where there is a focus on wellbeing, inclusion and diversity, or sustainable environments. Please pop in to your local branch to find out more.

Are applications limited?

The Charitable Foundation will not consider applications from organisations who have been successful in obtaining a donation in the last three years.