Update – change to grant programmes

Our current strategy and grant programmes were put in place five years ago, before either the covid pandemic or the cost-of-living crisis.

As the needs of charities and their communities have changed so much, we are currently working hard behind the scenes to refresh our strategy, which will see a set of new grant programmes launched in 2024 that are tailored specifically to meet the unprecedented challenges charities face due to the current economic landscape.

As a result, we have temporarily paused our grant programmes while we work through the detail of our new programmes, but opportunities to apply for new grant funding will be available early 2024.

We understand that funding is critical to the long-term sustainability of charities across Scotland, and we want to do our part to support you in the best way possible. We will be releasing further details on our new grant programme as soon as possible, so please keep an eye out for updates on our website and social media platforms.

Thank you for your patience and understanding during these challenging times. We look forward to continuing to support you and your communities in the years to come.

Grants Programmes 2023

Grants programme is closed.

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.

Charities with an income of £1m or less can now apply for funding between £1,000 - £25,000 over one year.

Charities with an income of between £500k and £5M can apply for capital costs or project costs of £50,000-£100,000 per annum over 1-2 years.

Charities with an income of between £50k and £1m can apply for £10,000 - £50,000 per year over 2-5 years.

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.

Our Charity Mentoring Programme offers all Foundation funded charities the opportunity to be matched with a Scotland based colleague mentor.