Binoh of Manchester has received £3,600 to fund financial literacy classes for the East Salford community in Broughton and Kersal.

The donation was provided by The Discovery Foundation, supported by Santander, which offers grants to UK registered charities for projects that help disadvantaged people in local communities.

Binoh supports the East Salford community through a range of programmes to improve education, health, wellbeing and prosperity. The grant will enable the charity to provide a financial management programme including benefits support to this community which is often bypassed by mainstream services.

Rabbi Simon Grant, Director of Community Services at Binoh Manchester said: “This support from The Discovery Foundation will help us improve the lives of some of Salford’s most deprived members; we’re very grateful for this generosity and foresight.”

Jade Littlewood, Branch Manager at Santander’s Salford University said: "The Discovery Foundation makes hundreds of donations every year to good causes throughout the UK. Our branch is committed to playing a key part in the community and we are delighted to be supporting Binoh of Manchester, and hope the donation makes a real difference to local people."

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Notes to Editors:

Media Contact
Sarah Webster at Santander      Tel: 020 7756 5533
Rabbi Grant Binoh                      Tel: 0161 7208585

About Binoh of Manchester
Binoh supports the community in East Salford and in particular its 20,000 strong Jewish community. It runs a range of programmes to improve education, health, wellbeing and prosperity. For more information please contact Rabbi Grant Binoh on 0161 7208585 or at

The Discovery Foundation
Santander funds The Discovery Foundation which is at the heart of the Bank's community activities, providing grants to small charities and social enterprises working with disadvantaged people to fund skills, knowledge and innovation projects across the UK. Discovery Grants of up to £5,000 are available to support three types of activity:

  • Explorer: improving people’s knowledge
  • Transformer: supporting skills and experience
  • Changemaker: innovative solutions to social challenges

The Discovery Foundation, which was launched on 1 March 2016, is the new working name of the Santander Foundation. Over the last five years, the Foundation has provided £25 million in funding to 12,600 UK charities and in 2016 a further £5 million will be available through Discovery Grants and Staff Matched Donations. For more information please visit:

Santander UK is a financial services provider in the UK that offers a wide range of personal and commercial financial products and services. It has brought real competition to the UK, through its 1|2|3 products for retail customers and relationship banking model for UK SMEs. As at 31 December 2015, Santander UK was one of the most switched to banks. The bank serves more than 14 million active customers with c. 20,000 employees and operates through 857 branches and 70 regional Corporate Business Centres. Santander UK is subject to the full supervision of the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) in the UK. Santander UK plc customers are protected by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS) in the UK.