After a successful campaign throughout the height of the COVID Pandemic, SPAR NI has brought back its Community Cashback Scheme for 2022.
SPAR UK is pledging £100,000 to help fund local community organisations across the UK, with £20,000 going towards applicants in Northern Ireland.
Sixteen of Northern Ireland’s community groups and charitable organisations benefitted from the inaugural Community Cashback Grant in 2020, when SPAR NI donated £20,000 to charities providing a variety of complex and critical services here, including Air Ambulance NI, Crossroads Care, Action Mental Health, Kilkeel Development Association and the Mae Murray Foundation.
The Community Cashback Scheme now makes a return as part of SPAR’s Joy of Living Locally brand positioning, which celebrates the unique characteristics of SPAR stores in Northern Ireland. The launch of the Scheme will aid the roll out of the Nurture our Neighbourhood pillar, used to bring the positioning to life in-store for shoppers.
There are 30 grants available for the new scheme, covering all geographical regions across the UK. Amounts available in Northern Ireland are 1 x £10,000, 1 x £5,000, 1 x £2,000, and 3 x £1,000. Successful applicants will then be visited and awarded their grant from a local SPAR representative.
Applications will run until 04 May 2022 via https://www.spar-ni.co.uk/community-cashback. All applicants need to do is share the exceptional contribution a local organisation has made to their community and what the grant would be put towards.
Bronagh Luke, Head of Corporate Marketing at Henderson Group which owns SPAR in Northern Ireland commented; “SPAR has a long history of nurturing our neighbourhoods and supporting the communities we serve, and we’re thrilled to bring back the Community Cashback Scheme to give back to the local organisations who are actively working in these communities.
“This year’s Community Cashback Scheme is being used to launch our brand pillar ‘nurture our neighbourhoods’, across the UK. We know the importance of looking after our shoppers and the communities they live in, and this will help build and strengthen their neighbourhoods even more.”