Funding Programmes

Bank of Scotland Foundation supports people and their local communities across Scotland.

The Foundation aims to do this by assisting charities in their work with funding through our Grant Programmes. The concerns that  charities address may be unique to their own area, or they may be shared with other organisations in other regions. They may even be of national importance. It is our intention to make a genuine, tangible difference to individuals and their communities.

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.

All of our current programmes are no longer accepting applications to enable us to focus on getting our new funding programmes ready.  

Please be patient with us for just a few months during our exciting transition and keep an eye on our website or our Facebook / Twitter accounts for further news about launch day of the first of our new funding programmes in August 2019!

See press release for more info

New Start Charity

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 £1,000-£20,000 over one year to support people through varying stages of their lives.

Charities with an income of £1m or less can apply for core costs of £20,000-£40,000 per annum over 2-5 years to relieve financial uncertainty.

Charities with an income of £1m or less can apply for £1,000-£20,000 over one year to enable people to develop their financial skills.

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.

Eligibility test

You are eligible to apply for a grant if you can answer yes to ALL of the following questions:

1. Are you a charity registered in Scotland with OSCR?
You must be a charity registered in Scotland with OSCR to apply.
2. Have your Annual Return and Annual Accounts supplied with the application been CHECKED by OSCR and Companies House (if a Limited company)?
Your Annual Return and Annual Accounts must be verified to apply.
3. Are all your regulatory returns are up to date at OSCR and Companies House (if a Limited company)?
Your regulatory returns must be up to date to apply.
4. Does the application fall within the funding criteria of the Bank of Scotland Foundation?
You may only apply for grants the fit our funding criteria.
5. Can you provide a copy of your SIGNED Annual Accounts with application?
You must provide a copy of your Annual Accounts and Constitution to apply.

Thank you for taking the eligibility test. You are eligible to apply for the Grants Programme.

Please continue your application below.

Charities who meet the criteria of the Foundation are eligible to apply to all of our Grants programmes once every 12 months. Please refer to each programme guidelines for details of the funding criteria.

For our Small and Medium Grants programmes successful applicants must leave at least one year after receipt of their funding before applying again.

For our Large Grants programme successful applicants must leave at least two years after receipt of their funding before applying again.

If unsuccessful, charities must leave at least one year between applications.