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How our Mutual Advantage charity support account works.

We want to support local charities doing vital work in our communities, so each of our branches has their own Mutual Advantage account beneficiary partner.

With a Mutual Advantage account not only do you receive interest on your own savings, we also give the nominated branch charities a 0.30% bonus each year, calculated on the average balance of ‘their’ accounts across the year.

Our branch teams review and select their chosen charity annually, taking effect from 1 July. To suggest a new charity, or give us feedback, please contact your local branch between 1 – 31 May. Each charity is permitted to stand for a maximum three-year period.

Following payment of the annual charity bonus we will confirm how much each outgoing charity has received and name the selected charity for the year ahead in our monthly member email newsletter, Freehold Post. You can also ask your local branch for details.

Who we support

Meet our Mutual Advantage charities.

Aldeburgh Cinema was founded in 1919. Since then their aim has remained the same; to provide a warm welcome, and great quality entertainment for local residents and visitors to the seaside town.
The Bumblebee Children’s Charity is a specialist centre, which works with families to support babies and young children with physical difficulties to take part in a fun filled sensory programme.
The Halesworth and District Museum is run by volunteers and packed with displays about local history, dating from the earliest settlers in the Blyth Valley to the busy hub of malting, brewing and agriculture which was the town in Victorian times.
SARS provides specialist clinicians to assist the East of England Ambulance Service at the scenes of incidents where patients require an enhanced level of medical care, before they reach hospital. SARS responders carry items of lifesaving equipment and drugs not normally found on front-line ambulances.
For 30 years, Families in Need (FIND) Ipswich has offered a lifeline to people in Ipswich and the surrounding areas who are experiencing poverty and despair. It provides free food parcels and personal care items to help people get through a crisis, as well as furniture, bedding and other household items where the person or family has none.
A not-for-profit, user-led organisation, the charity was started by parents of people with disabilities. Services include daytime support services, support in the home and community, domiciliary services, supported living and a social club. Social enterprise projects offer the chance to learn employment and life skills, and experience working as a part of a team.
Access Community Trust promotes social inclusion for community benefit, by preventing people from becoming socially excluded, relieving the needs of those who are socially excluded and assisting them to integrate into society.
Established in 1995, The Bridge Project provides a safe, nurturing environment to support those living with dementia, learning disabilities and those experiencing mental health issues – creating opportunities for personal development and building friendships.
Art For Cure raises money for leading breast cancer research and grant funding to breast cancer support services in Suffolk.

Get started

How to open your charity support savings account.

If you’re ready to open your savings account by post you’ll need to do the following:

  1. Download, read and accept the terms and conditions
  2. Be an existing member or a new applicant resident in our local postcode areas IP, NR, CO, CM, CB and PE
  3. Read and retain the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS) information sheet

We will require proof of your identity to open a new account if you are a new customer. For existing members we may request identification, for example if your records with us are incomplete.

Completed application forms should be posted to Suffolk Building Society, Freehold House, 6-8 The Havens, Ransomes Europark, Ipswich, Suffolk IP3 9SJ.


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