A quarter of a million pounds* donated

Twenty seven Scottish charities, as widely spread as Orkney through to Glasgow, are set to receive a much needed funding boost of almost a quarter of a million pounds* from the Bank of Scotland Foundation

This is the second tranche of donations through the Bank of Scotland Foundation small grants programme this year, and brings total donations to over £2 million since it was launched in November 2010. The Bank of Scotland Foundation is an independent charity that receives an annual donation of £1m from Lloyds Banking Group.

Kate Guthrie, Chair of the Foundation's Board of Trustees and HR Director, Insurance, Lloyds Banking Group commented, “The Foundation has had a fantastic response to the Small Grants Programme and we are truly delighted to be making these newest awards to a diverse range of very deserving organisations.” 

Summary of awards:

  • Central Scotland  - one award amounting to £9,568 for Central Carers Association for Falkirk & Clackmannan
  • Glasgow – seven awards amounting to £58,508 for a range of charities including Maryhill Citizens Advice Bureau and Crossroads Youth & Community Association 
  • Highlands & Islands – six awards amounting to £79,996 for a range of charities including Orkney Alcohol Counselling & Advisory Service and Cowal Elderly Befriending Scheme 
  • Lothians – nine awards amounting to £76,283 for a range of charities including Pilton Community Health Project and Fresh Start (Edinburgh)
  • Mid Scotland and Fife – three awards amounting to £17,000 for a range of charities including Lomond Mountain Rescue Team
  • North East Scotland – one award amounting to £7,000 for Mearns and Coastal Healthy Living Network

The Foundation's donations help with developing and improving local communities and financial literacy across the breadth of Scotland. Charities have until Monday 16 July 2012 to send in their applications for the third tranche of funding for 2012. 

Applying for a grant: 

Applications for the Small Grants Programme are accepted between £1,000 and £20,000 from charities registered in Scotland only. Grants are awarded for one year. Please see the Small Grants Programme for details. 

Notes to Editors
*Almost £1/4m = £248,355

Full list of awards granted: 

£4,999 and under
Cancer Support Scotland
Columcille Centre
The Hospital Broadcasting Service
The Pregnancy and Parents Centre
£5,000 - £9,999
3D Drumchapel
Bannockburn Group of Riding for the Disabled
Central Carers Association Falkirk & Clackmannan
Cowal Elderly Befriending Scheme
Dr Bell’s Family Centre
Lochaber Hope 
Lomond Mountain Rescue Team
Mayfield & Easthouses Development Trust
Mearns and Coastal Healthy Living Network
North Merchiston Club
Penumbra
Project Ability
Scottish Refugee Council 
S.H.I.P. (Support, Help & Integration in Perthshire)
£10,000 - £20,000
Argyll & Bute Citizens Advice Bureau
Crossroads Youth & Community Association
Fresh Start (Edinburgh)
Gorgie City Farm
Highland Disability Sport
Maryhill Citizens Advice Bureau
Orkney Alcohol Counselling & Advisory Service
Pilton Community Health Project
Rape & Abuse Line

For further information, case studies or photographs please contact Heather Scott, Bank of Scotland Foundation Press Office on 07770 643840