In the Community

esbs has been an integral part of the community since 1857 and today we still strive to be at the centre of local life.

With this in mind, we like to support local events and charities that are close to our hearts and the hearts of our members.  We select two organisations per quarter to receive a percentage of the £500 available as well as arrange one off donations to worthy causes.

If you would like to nominate a cause, are fundraising yourself, or have a community project in our area and are looking for a donation, you can apply online by visiting our ‘Apply for a contribution’ page or ask for an application form in branch.

Only applications from individuals or groups based in the LE, CV9-13 and DE11-15 postcode areas will be considered.

Our ‘In the Community’ token collectors can be found in both of our branches and allow our members to choose how we allocate the quarterly fund, whilst individual donations are selected at various intervals by our staff.

On this page of the website, we will keep you up to date with the quarterly appeals, one off donations and with the many ways in which esbs is helping to improve your local community.

Read about our latest community donations