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.

Alongside one-off donations to worthy causes, we select two organisations per quarter to receive a percentage of £500 as part of our In the Community scheme.

Our members usually choose how this quarterly fund is allocated through our in-branch token collectors, but during the pandemic we have taken voting online. Place your vote through our virtual token collector webpage.

If you would like to nominate a cause based in the LE, CV9-13 or DE11-15 postcode areas, you can apply online by visiting our ‘Apply for a contribution’ page.