Spirit of Community Award for our engagement initiative

Clydesdale Bank recognises the impact of our John Muir Award in Scotland's disadvantaged communities

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The Clydesdale and Yorkshire Bank Spirit of the Community Awards support charity, not-for-profit, community and voluntary organisations to make life safer, healthier and better for all of us.

This year the John Muir Trust has been awarded £5,000 to specifically support our work towards helping the most disadvantaged experience opportunities to enjoy, connect with and care for wild places.

At a special Spirit of Community Awards event held in Glasgow, Debbie Crosbie, Group Chief Operating Officer at Clydesdale and Yorkshire Banks and Chair of the Yorkshire and Clydesdale Bank Foundation, said: “We are delighted to support the John Muir Trust and in particular their engagement with disadvantaged communities across Scotland through the John Muir Award.

"Clydesdale Bank’s Spirit of the Community Awards aim to recognise and support the vital contribution that voluntary and charitable projects make to their local communities. This is our opportunity to say thank you to the incredible community engagement groups across Scotland for the inspiring work they undertake. ”

Toby Clark John Muir Award Scotland Manager (pictured above) said: “Support from Clydesdale Bank is welcomed, and we recognise the bank’s role across Scotland’s communities, and its wider responsibility for our environment.

"It is vital that people from all backgrounds have opportunities to enjoy, learn new skills, feel health benefits and make a positive difference to our natural environment. The more people connect with nature, the more they will be inspired to care for and protect wild places. Research shows that people’s lives improve too, as well as our environment.”

Find out more about the John Muir Award and how you can support it.