Our Community work

Playing our part in the Community

Bath Building Society works with many local charities, schools, community groups and organisations every year. We have a number of initiatives and sponsorships that we run and you can find out more about those on this page.

Local Events We Support

The Firework Poster Competition and Bath Fireworks Display – in conjunction with The Rotary Club Bath, we have helped to raise hundreds of thousands of pounds over the 41 years that we have been the main sponsor of the Fireworks event in Bath.

We also run the Firework Safety Poster Competition in primary schools and most people who have attended a primary school in Bath will have taken part in our Firework Safety Poster Competition over the years.

The Boules - we are a "Little Sponsor" of the Bath Boules event that is held in June each year in Queen Square and we enter a team into the tournament. All monies raised from this event go to a number of local charities.

Bath in Bloom - we are a sponsor of Bath in Bloom. In June of 2014 a sculpture named Xylem was unveiled in Parade Gardens which we have proudly sponsored and it is celebrating 50 years of Britain in Bloom.

The Festival of Motoring -  in 2016 we sponsored the Arena at the Festival for the first time.

The Carol Service at Bath Abbey - in 2016 we are supported the Rotary's Carol Service that they have been organising for many years.

Balloon Flights

The Society sponsors a hot air balloon which enables us to give away a limited number of tickets each year to good causes in and around Bath for fund-raising purposes. The flying season runs approximately from April through October so we strongly encourage requests for tickets to be with us early in the year, please contact Tiffany at tiffany@bibs.co.uk if you would like to get a flight voucher for a charity or community group.
If you would just like to buy tickets to fly in the balloon it is run by www.bathballoons.co.uk and you can find out more at their website.

Community photo gallery

Dick & David

Dick Jenkins handing over £7,500 to David Ryder of Bath Samaritans

Winning Charities 2016 Awards

The Winners and Judges of the 2016 Charity Awards.

Dick Jenkins and the Xylem Sculpture in Parade Gardens

Dick Jenkins and the Xylem Sculpture in Parade Gardens, unveiled on 30 June 2014 to celebrate 50 years' of Britain in Bloom.

Dick Jenkins and Dorothy House - June 2014

Dick Jenkins handing over a cheque of funds raised by staff to Phillippa Watson from our Charity of the Year Dorothy House. We worked with them during 2013 and until the end of June 2013. 

Hot Air Balloon

The Bath Building Society sponsored Hot Air Balloon in the Royal Crescent in Bath.  The balloon is run by Bath Balloons http://www.bathballoons.co.uk/

Dick Jenkins and Jen Green from Dorothy House

Dick Jenkins and Jen Green from Dorothy House launch our Charity of the Year 2013 & 2014 in our Wood Street branch.

Ladies from Bath Building Society

Ladies from Bath Building Society getting ready for The Dorothy House Midnight Walk in their PJs on Saturday 14 September 2013.

Firework competition

Pictured are the Judging Panel, Rodney Hodgman & Peter Dawson of Bath Rotary Club, Emma Seymour of Bath Building Society, Deputy Mayor Dine Romero, Hannah Wade of the University of Bath Students Union and Marc Anderson of Avon Fire & Rescue. Photograph courtesy of Bath Chronicle.

Bath Cake Sale

The team of Wood Street with Matt from the Wiltshire Air Ambulance........fantastic cakes ladies!!!

Kevin was victorious jumping an additional 77 metres over a combined two jumps

Kevin was victorious jumping an additional 77 metres over a combined two jumps......congratulations to him.

Wii compeition

Staff of Bath Building Society cheering Matt from the Wiltshire Air Ambulance on in a Wii compeition as part of the Society's fundraising day supporting the National Air Ambulance week.

National Air Ambulance week.
National Air Ambulance week.
National Air Ambulance week.
National Air Ambulance week.
Mark Wii



Hot Air Balloon

"The Society was delighted to take Emma Samms (of Dynasty and The Colbys fame) for a flight on their Hot Air Balloon recently at the Bristol Balloon Fiesta. Emma was delighted join Chief Executive Dick Jenkins on the flight and enjoyed the world famous Nightglow after the flight."

Children from our community.

It is looking to engage with people at an early stage to try and prevent the affects of excessive alcohol use that will then move on to a heavy dependence at a later stage. The Charity is also looking to limit the impact of alcohol misuse on those around the person receiving the counselling - often the unseen impact is on family members (including children) - and provides discrete advice or people concerned whether for themselves, partners or carers of those with alcohol problems. The Charity had requested £1500 to enable them to provide at least 50 1:1 sessions for clients, and to provide promotional material for GP surgeries, Churches and Community Groups.

Bath Opportunity Pre-School

Bath Opportunity Pre-School - provides support to children with disability and special educational needs. The Charity is well known in Bath for the work they do with the children. They asked for £500 to purchase an ipad and apps to be used to provide some therapy led objectives into the children's learning. The Charity looks after the needs of 40 local children currently and the apps (& ipad) can be used to provide visual, speech and language activities. It also helps these (younger) children prepare for IT use when they are older and attend Threeways School. The quality of care and support offered by Bath Opportunity Pre-School is wonderful and the judges were delighted to be able to award the £500 for an application that would clearly bring some real and tangible benefit to the children from our community.

The Open Door Centre

The Open Door Centre (Swindon & District) Ltd - exists to make a positive difference in the lives of adults with learning disabilities. They do this by providing a range of activities within a safe, supportive and non-judgemental environment helping their members to be independent adults, understanding their right and choices, in order to become respected, confident and valued members of Society.

Paulton Rovers Netball Club

Paulton Rovers Netball Club - asked the Society for an award to purchase new kit for the club. In an Olympic year the judging committee were delighted to agree. The club has gone from strength to strength in recent years and are celebrating their 25th Anniversary in 2012. The £500 award will help them to purchase new training and match balls, new netball dresses, bibs and first aid kits. The club caters for players from 9 years upwards and part of their ethos is to get women & young females to participate in a team sport that is trying to engage all abilities and backgrounds to come together to get fit and make friends.

Fosseway School

The Society's award of £500 will allow the charity to purchase electronic equipment for their newly created music studio / workshop. This will help those who have an interest in music the opportunity to learn instruments, record pieces of music and spoken word including the production of music videos. The Charity will be producing music videos of songs that have been produced by the Children from Fosseway School and for other possible filmmaking activities within the Charity.


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