As Scotland begins to ease out of lockdown, our focus now is on supporting charities through the ongoing challenges they face and Helping Scotland Recover.

We're delighted to announce our grant programmes for the rest of 2021 which see a mix of our Reach and Change programmes. We're also offering funding for unrestricted core costs through our Change programme for the first time.

We have a long journey ahead for all of us and funding, as well as strategic support, will be as crucial as ever for charities as the impact of the pandemic continues. Working in partnership with our sole funder, Lloyds Banking Group, we’re proud to play our part in Helping Scotland Recover.

Helping Scotland Recover
Grant programmes 2022
Programme Opens to applications Closes to applications Grants Awarded
Reach Feb 2022
Invest End of May 2022
Reach End of May 2022
Reach End of Aug 2022

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 £2M 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 £100k and £1m can apply for £20,000 - £40,000 per year over 2-5 years. For projects addressing financial vulnerability.

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.