BOS Foundation awards £1.2M of grants in 2015

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During 2015, a total of 88 Scottish charities benefitted from Bank of Scotland Foundation grants totalling over £1.2m. All those charities successfully applied for funding through the Foundation’s 2015 Small, Medium and Large Grants programmes. 

The Bank of Scotland Foundation has released figures for its latest tranche of funding, where 42 Scottish charities received grants totalling over £393,500 in the second half of 2015.

The Regional awards made in the second half of 2015 are: -

Region Total Awards No. of Charities
Lothian £128,797 11
Glasgow £64,922 9
Highlands & Islands £49,898 5
West Scotland £47,262 5
Mid Scotland & Fife £10,526 2
North East Scotland £44,288 5
Central Scotland £15,324 1
South Scotland £32,500 4
  £393,517 42

Philip Grant, Chair of the Scottish Executive Committee, Lloyds Banking Group and recently appointed Chair of the Foundation’s Board of Trustees said, “We are delighted the Bank of Scotland Foundation has been able to award such a significant amount to Scottish charities in the second half of 2015. 

“The work that charities do, and support they provide to their communities, is so vitally important throughout the year, let alone over the festive period. There were 88 Scottish charities that benefitted from Bank of Scotland Foundation Grant awards totalling almost £1.2m during 2015, so I would really encourage other local charities to apply for the  funding we  have available during 2016.”

The awards from this latest tranche will help those 42 charities in a number of ways, including: -

  • Holding two weekend camps for 65 young people, that will improve their confidence and develop independent living skills
  • Paying for the recruitment and training of volunteers that will support the elderly and reduce isolation
  • Meeting salary and overhead costs of money advice charities to ensure they can continue to provide much needed services to people experiencing financial difficulties
  • Providing science workshops in 20 rural  schools to increase children’s motivation and ensure they engage  with science

Charities that received grants in the October 2015 Programmes are:

Under £4,999

CHARITY NAME REGION
Glasgow Disabled Scouts West Scotland
St Columba Church Playgroup Mother & Toddler Group: Kilmacolm West Scotland
The Samaritans, Kirkcaldy & District branch West Scotland and Fife
Dundee Women’s Aid North East Scotland
Health in Mind Lothian
Scottish Chamber Orchestra Lothian
46th Glasgow Guides Glasgow
Pollockshaws Area Network Glasgow
Cancer Support Scotland Glasgow
Citizens Advice Direct Glasgow

£5,000 to £9,999

CHARITY NAME SUM AWARDED
Counselling Care, Skye & Lochalsh Highlands and Islands
Oban and Lorn Riding for the Disabled Group Highlands and Islands
Muirhead Outreach Project Mid Scotland and Fife
Edinburgh International Science Festival Lothian
Rowan Alba Lothian
Music in Hospitals Lothian
Starter Packs Inverclyde West Scotland
Cairns Counselling North East Scotland
Spectrum North East Scotland
MND Scotland Glasgow
Riding for the Disabled Glasgow Group Glasgow
South Ayrshire Foodbank South Scotland
Penicuik and District YMCA-YWCA South Scotland
Sports Driving Unlimited South Scotland

£10,000 or over

   
The Broomhouse Centre Lothian
Edinburgh Food Project Lothian
LGBT Health and Wellbeing Lothian
YMCA Edinburgh Lothian
Fresh Start Lothian
Bowel Cancer UK Lothian
Parent to Parent North East Scotland
Age Concern Dundee North East Scotland
RAMH West Scotland
Inverclyde Council on Disability Ltd West Scotland
Glasgow City Mission Glasgow
Whiteinch Centre Limited Glasgow
One Parent Families Scotland Glasgow
Coatbridge Citizens Advice Bureau Central Scotland
Bute Advice Centre Highlands and Islands
Orkney Blide Trust Highlands and Islands
Elgin Youth Development Group Highlands and Islands
Tweeddale Youth Action South Scotland