Your Interest In Theirs
Through 'Your Interest In Theirs' our members can donate the pence amount of interest earned each year through their Leeds Building Society savings accounts to charity.
In 2017, £109,000 was raised through the scheme which supported Marie Curie, Age UK, Variety, and the Leeds Building Society Charitable Foundation.
The maximum you can donate each year is £0.99 from each eligible savings account you hold with us. For example, if you received £5.36 interest during the year £0.36 would be donated to charity through the Your Interest In Theirs scheme.
Money raised through the scheme currently supports Samaritans and the Leeds Building Society Foundation with each charity receiving 50%.
With more than 20,000 trained volunteers in 201 branches, Samaritans is available round the clock, every single day of the year, for anyone who is struggling to cope. It provides a safe space to talk for anyone who needs it.
Through our partnership we aim to raise £250,000 by 2020 through a variety of fundraising initiatives to help Samaritans be there when it matters.
Leeds Building Society Foundation
Leeds Building Society Foundation makes donations of up to £1,000 to UK registered charities to support community-based projects that relieve suffering, hardship or poverty. Since 1999 it has donated over £1.8 million to good causes up and down the UK.
Joining the scheme
If you already have a savings account and would like to join the scheme you can pop in to a branch or contact us on 03450 50 50 75*(8am-8pm, 7 days a week).
You can find out whether you are already part of the scheme by checking your passbook. It will appear as a ‘charitable donation’. You can also ask in branch or contact us on 03450 50 50 757*(8am-8pm, 7 days a week).
If you’re opening a new savings account in branch, online or by post you’ll be asked if you want to join the scheme and donate the pence interest you receive from the savings account.