Since we launched on 10th November 2010, our funding has helped to improve the lives of hundreds of thousands of people across Scotland, addressing areas such as unemployment, poverty, digital inclusion, mental health and homelessness in some of Scotland’s most deprived areas. You can find out more about what we have achieved over the last ten years in our anniversary newsletter .

To mark our tenth anniversary, we are pleased to announce that the first six months of 2021 will see over £2.5m of funding distributed to charities across Scotland through our Reach and Invest

We are keen to ensure that our funding continues to support as many communities as possible through the difficult winter months and in order to do this, our broadened eligibility criteria for Reach will continue until at least June 2021, meaning charities with an income of £1.5m or less can still apply for funding.

Invest launches for a second year in March 2021, but with a new theme; ‘Supporting financial vulnerability’. Any charity with an annual income of between £100,000 and £1m and who are  either a financial vulnerability charity or one that has projects addressing financial vulnerability, are eligible to apply for up to five years of funding. This could include for example charities or projects addressing poverty, unemployment, debt or loss of income or those providing financial advice and assisting with financial literacy.

Marking 10 Years Newsletter
2020/2021 Grants Programmes
Programme Opens to applications Closes to applications Grants Awarded
Reach Mid-Jan 2021
Reach Mid-Mar 2021
Invest Mid-Jun 2021
Reach Mid-Jul 2021

Bank of Scotland Foundation receives an annual donation from Lloyds Banking Group as part of the Group's commitment to Helping Scotland Prosper.  We donate these funds to charities across Scotland through our Grants Programmes and a Matched Giving Programme for Lloyds Banking Group employees in Scotland.

Launched in March 2019, ‘Supporting Positive Change Across Scotland’ is the Foundation’s five year strategic plan which will see a range of new funding programmes open in 2019 and 2020. See About Us for more information.

Charities with an income of £1.5m or less can now apply for funding between £1,000 - £25,000 over one year.

Charities with an income of £500k or more can apply for capital costs or project costs of £50,000-£100,000 per annum over 1-2 years.

Charities with an income of £1m or less can apply for £10,000-£30,000 over one year to enable people to develop their financial skills.

Charities with an income of between £100k and £1m can apply for £20,000 - £40,000 per year over 2-5 years. For projects addressing financial vulnerability.

Lloyds Bank Colleagues in Scotland can claim UP TO £1,000. Up to £500 is available for fundraising events as well as up to £500 for voluntary time given.