Scottish Charities benefit from £275,000 of grants

The Bank of Scotland Foundation, an independent charity that supports people and their local communities across Scotland, announces grants totalling £276,676 from three separate grant making programmes. This brings the total sum distributed since the Foundation's launch in November 2010 to £5.3m.

Kate Guthrie, Chair of the Foundation's Board of Trustees and HR Director, Culture, Capability & Engagement, Lloyds Banking Group commented, “Since November 2010, over 750 Scottish charities have benefited from funding from the Bank of Scotland Foundation. I am truly delighted that funding from the Foundation has been able to help charities across Scotland positively impact the lives of so many people within their communities."

“As a Foundation that supports core running costs I am pleased at the tangible difference charities can make with this funding.  The launch of two new grant programmes in 2014 will enable more charities to have the opportunity to apply for this much needed core funding.” 

In addition to providing core funding, the Bank of Scotland Foundation launched (on 13th October) its first ever Large Grants Programme to provide funding over multiple years. This will help charities develop in a more sustainable way by providing more benefits to communities over the long term. This additional programme will provide grants of between £50,000 and £100,000 to registered Scottish charities. The closing date for applications is 5pm on 27th February 2015.

The Foundation also continues to run a Small Grants Programme for awards of between £1,000 and £10,000 and a Medium Grants Programme for awards of between £10,001 and £25,000. These programmes are currently accepting applications and the next closing date is 5pm on 12th January 2015.

Total Grants Awarded

Small Grants Programme –
For funding between £1,000 and £10,000 
£81,626
Medium Grants Programme –
for funding of between £10,001 and £25,000 
£115,665 
Financial Inclusion Grants -
For funding of between £1,000 and £20,000 delivering projects that promote financial inclusion and money advice through volunteering 
£79,384 

Bank of Scotland Foundation

The Bank of Scotland Foundation is an independent charity that is dedicated to supporting people and their local communities throughout the breadth of Scotland. Its goal is to help communities flourish by making a real, tangible, difference to many thousands of people in deprived areas. The Foundation receives an annual donation of £2m from Lloyds Banking Group to fund its Grants Programmes and Matched Giving Programme.

Regional award breakdown:

  • Central Scotland - £35,046 
  • Glasgow - £74,683 
  • Highland and Islands - £19,400 
  • Lothian - £79,989 
  • Mid Scotland and Fife - £35,222 
  • South Scotland - £18,586
  • West Scotland - £13,750 

For more information, please contact Heather Scott on 07770 643840 or heatherscott@halifax.co.uk 

Full List of Awards

Grants awarded <£10,000:

Charity Name SUM AWARDED
Sandhead Learning and Internet Centre £1,810.00
The Octagon Club £2,000.00
Penicuick YMCA YWCA £2,000.00
Deaf Action £2,400.00
Ross-shire Women's Aid £3,600.00
Kids in the Street £4,000.00
Carers Forum Stirling T/A Stirling Carers Centre £4,000.00
Twechar Community Action £4,250.00
The Wynd Centre £4,500.00
Interest Link Borders £4,827.00
Streetwork UK £5,000.00
Ocean Youth Trust Scotland £5,000.00
Revive MS Support £6,290.00
MND Scotland £7,000.00
Breast Cancer Care Scotland £7,500.00
Home- Start Edinburgh West and South West £7,500.00
Positive Action in Housing £9,032.00
Citizens Advice Bureau West Lothian £9,270.00
Maryhill and Possilpark Citizens Advice Bureau £9,860.62
Home Start East Ayrshire £9,949.00

Grants awarded > £10,000

CHARITY NAME SUM AWARDED
Reidvale Adventure Play Association Ltd £10,500.00
Bield Housing & Care £11,000.00
Fresh Start (Edinburgh) £11,500.00
Fife Voluntary Action £11,510.00
Liber8 Lanarkshire Ltd £12,000.00
Down's Syndrome Scotland £12,500.00
The Haven £12,500.00
Stepping Stones (North Edinburgh) £14,819.00
Coatbridge Citizens Advice Bureau £15,046.00
Argyll Voluntary Action £15,800.00
Stirling District Citizens Advice Bureau £19,712.00
Citizens Advice Bureau (Grangemouth & Bo'ness) Ltd £20,000.00