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.
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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.