We are working hard to maintain the best service we can for you. As you can imagine our telephone lines are exceptionally busy at the moment. So we are asking for your help too.
In the interests of the health of both our customers and our staff, please avoid visiting our branches unless necessary. Please telephone your local branch direct if you have any queries or to register to use our online services.
To reduce the risk to our branch staff and customers, from 1st April, branch opening hours will temporarily be reduced to 9am - 12pm Monday to Friday and closed on Saturdays.
We have also temporarily reduced our telephone opening hours at Principal Office to 9am - 3.30pm Monday to Friday and closed on Saturdays.
We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.
There is some evidence that criminals are attempting to use the current COVID-19 situation as an exploitation opportunity, so please be extra vigilant before clicking on an email about the coronavirus outbreak. If a claim sounds too good to be true, it probably is...
Criminals use exceptional circumstances like the current situation as a chance to pose as employees of a genuine organisation such as building society, bank or police and target you for fraud scams. They may claim they are dealing with coronavirus-related issues that require you to respond by paying money or providing personal information that will allow them to access your account. They often use pressure tactics to stop you thinking about want they want you do for them.
To help you stay protected, here are some things that we will never do:
Please remain vigilant.
Stop – Take a moment to think.
Challenge – Don’t be afraid to ask questions or to say “No” and end the conversation.
Protect – Contact the building society or the bank from which you have made a payment immediately if you think that you have been the victim of fraud.
We understand that some customers may be worried about the effect that contracting the Coronavirus (COVID-19) could have on their finances, for example due to a drop in income as a result of contracting the virus or because of the measures imposed to stop it spreading. If you have any concerns about how this could affect you and your mortgage, please click here to read the leaflet produced by the Building Societies Association and National Debtline or please get in touch on 01664 414141.
Please click here to see a list of Frequently Asked Questions for our members.
The Melton Building Society
The Melton Mowbray Building Society Charitable Foundation was launched in 1998 to promote and support local charitable and community activity. The principal objective of the Foundation is to help people and organisations in need within a 15 mile radius of each of the Building Society’s branch offices in Melton Mowbray, Grantham and Oakham.
The Melton makes an annual contribution to the Foundation and The Foundation divides its resources between two areas of activity:
The Foundation commits at least 33% and up to 50% of the annual contribution made by the Society to either kickstart a community project or to establish an enduring activity or initiative for the benefit of the community. Any donations made from sources other than the Society’s own contributions will be matched by the Society, subject to a maximum level at the discretion of the Society’s Board of Directors.
For further information about our Charitable Foundation, how to apply and to download a Gift Aid Declaration, please click here Melton Mowbray Building Society Charitable Foundation
Since 2010 the Foundation has helped kickstart projects for Dove Cottage Day Hospice, the Melton Community Garden, the Community Heartbeat Trust, a local almshouse development, Home-Start and Asfordby Hill Community Group. The Foundation has also supported local kids breakfast clubs, Living Without Abuse, Sense, Listening Books and many other local community groups.
The Foundation is a registered charity (registration number 1067348) and is controlled by trustees who meet quarterly in March, June, September and December to determine how if funds are distributed to those in need.
If you wish to help the Foundation to support the local community either by making a donation or by arranging fundraising or support for our chosen community project, the Foundation trustees will be extremely grateful. To discuss any support for our chosen Community Project, please contact us on 01664 414141.
If you would like to make a donation you may also be interested to know that the Foundation is registered under the Gift Aid Scheme. This Scheme allows charities to reclaim income tax from the Inland Revenue in respect of donations received if you are eligible for income tax. To enable us to make a claim please do ask for a Gift Aid Declaration by telephoning us on 01664 414141.
Individuals or organisations within the Foundation catchment area will be eligible to apply for charitable support from the Foundation. The Foundation trustees have the sole power to accept or decline any applications received.
In the interests of fairness, if you are successful in making an application to the Foundation, you will be unable to apply for further assistance within the following 12 months from the date of grant. If you think you are eligible to apply, please write, with full details to:
The Secretary to the Trustees
Melton Mowbray Building Society Charitable Foundation, Mutual House, Leicester Road, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, LE13 0DB
For further information, please click here Melton Mowbray Building Society Charitable Foundation
The June Roper Sporting Trust
June Roper MBE was born in Melton in 1924 and played and coached tennis and badminton in the local area for more than 68 years. June became Hamilton Tennis Club’s first female club captain and represented the Club at numerous tournaments. She was an enthusiastic supporter of young players and in 2010 launched a primary school tennis project run by club coaches which resulted in 12 local schools receiving free coaching throughout the summer and winter.
June combined her sporting pursuits with an enormous amount of charity work. In 2005 her hard work for Macmillan Cancer Support and other causes earned her an MBE in the Queen’s birthday honours list.
In her Will, June kindly made a donation to her local Building Society’s Charitable Foundation. June had a long standing relationship with the Melton Building Society and trusted the Society’s Charitable Foundation to administer her legacy wisely. In line with her wishes, the Charitable Foundation has set up a special trust – the June Roper Sporting Trust – to ensure June’s legacy supports charities or non-profit making organisations or individuals from an underprivileged backgrounds with a focus on sport.
How to apply
Like many other Trusts, we receive many more applications than we can fund. The Trust will only support charities or non-profit making organisations or individuals from an underprivileged background with a focus on sport.
Please send or email a letter, no more than two sides of A4, telling us the following details:
- Your name or the name of your organisation – what you do and how you will benefit from the Trust’s support;
- Funding – why you need funding, details of the project and approximate funding requirements;
- Location – we will only support requests that fall within the Melton Borough catchment area
All letters are studied by the Administrator and at least one Trustee who determine the outcome of your proposal. Please be aware it may take up to 2 months to get back to you with the outcome. Click here to find out more.