First anniversary and £1M donated to charities across Scotland

11th November 2011

The Bank of Scotland Foundation celebrates its first anniversary today, 11th November 2011. In the one year since the Foundation was formed, over 200 charities supporting communities across Scotland have shared just over £1 million of funding through its Small Grants programme and Matched Giving programme.

Eighty-two charities have benefited from grants totalling £746,034.68 through the Foundation's Small Grants programme while many other charities have shared £254,061.66 through its Matched Giving programme.

Kate Guthrie, HR Director, Insurance, Lloyds Banking Group and Chair of the Foundation's Board of Trustees commented, "Since November 2010, over 200 charities supporting communities across Scotland have benefited from funding from the Bank of Scotland Foundation and we are delighted that the Foundation has made such a positive impact on the daily lives of so many people. 

"We are close to announcing the recipients of the final tranche of funding for 2011 so many more charities will benefit by the end of this year. The first tranche of funding for 2012 is also now open and charities have until Monday 16 January to send in their applications."

Charities in Scotland that have benefited from Small Grants funding are: -


November 2010 tranche
£10,000 - £20,000
Citizens Advice Edinburgh
Interest Link Borders
National Autistic Society Scotland


April 2011 tranche
£4,999 and under
Dunoon Burgh Hall Trust
Eassie Nevay & Kirkinch Community Association (ENKCA)
Kinsfolk Carers Edinburgh


£5,000 - £9,999
Aberlour Community Association
Befriend a Child
Dennistoun Community Youth Project
Integrating Tommorrow's Communities
Leuchie House
Mearns and Coastal Healthy Living Network
Meningitis Trust
Methil No 240 Sea Cadets Unit
S.E.A.L Community Health Project
The Yard Adventure Centre
Youth Bus Group


£10,000 - £20,000
Drumchapel Caravan Project
Edinburgh Cyrenians
Fly Cup Catering Limited
Headway East Lothian
Islay & Jura Community Enterprises Ltd
Motherwell & Wishaw Citizens Advice Bureau
National Youth Choir of Scotland (NYCoS)
North Ayrshire Citizens Advice Service (NACAS)
Orkney Alcohol Counselling & Advisory Service (OACAS)
Rutherglen & Cambuslang Citizens Advice Bureau
Skye & Lochalsh Citizens Advice Bureau
Stepping Stones (North Edinburgh)
The Broomhouse Centre
Waverley Care
Western Isles Citizens Advice Service


July 2011 tranche
£4,999 and under
Biggar Youth Project
Bonnyrigg & Lasswade Seniors Forum
Engross Theatre Group
Falkirk and District Association for Mental Health
Food on Friday Association
Getting Better Together
Gorebridge Community Development Trust
Gorebridge Opportunities Ltd
Home-Start East Fife
Islay and Jura Toy Library
Mid Argyll Transport Volunteers
Mid Calder Colts Community Football Association
Minority Ethnic Carers of Older People Project
Multiple Sclerosis Therapy Centre Lothian Ltd
The Hollies Day Centre
West Lothian & District Group Riding for the Disabled


£5,000 - £9,999
Almond Mains Initiative
Apex Scotland
Birchwood Highland
Broxburn United Sports Club
Capability Scotland
Findhorn Village Centre
Flourish House
Gordon Rural Action
Home-Start Edinburgh West & South West
Home-Start Levenmouth
North Glasgow Community Food Initiative
People First (Fraserburgh)
Pilmeny Youth Centre
Reidvale Neighbourhood Centre
Safe Space
Sikh Sanjog
Starter Packs Angus
Temple/Shafton Youth Project
The Laggan Forest Trust
The Village Centre Limited


£10,000 - £20,000
Action on Hearing Loss Scotland
Arden Chill Out
Citizens Advice Bureau West Lothian
Coatbridge Citizens Advice Bureau
Employability Orkney
Enable Ace Lanarkshire
Eric Liddell Centre
Financial Fitness Resource Team
Kincardine and Deeside Befriending
North East Sensory Services
Phoenix Futures
Reforesting Scotland


Notes to Editors

The first tranche of funding for 2012 is now open and charities have until Monday 16 January to send in their applications. 

Applications are accepted up to and including £20,000 for the Small Grants Programme and grants are awarded for one year only. Full details and a Small Grants application form can be downloaded from the website at as well as information on our Matched Giving Scheme.

For further information:

Zoe Redhead, Bank of Scotland press office
0131 655 5405