Foundation distributes over £600,000 to charities

Bank of Scotland Foundation is set to grant in excess of £600,000 to charities across Scotland through its three Grants Programmes. Bringing the total distributed since November 2010 to over £6.8m, the Foundation has provided support to over 800 charities since its launch.    

£405,087 - through Large Grants Programme:

  • Aberdeen - North East Sensory Services - £94,239, to help with the running costs for Young Persons Sensory Service for those with sight or hearing loss
  • Edinburgh - Fresh Start (Scotland) - £71,284, to help with the costs of project work and a service manager
  • Glasgow - PEEK - £78,516, to help with the running costs of a creative learning and development programme for young people
  • Glasgow / Bridge of Weir - Quarriers – £98,218, to help with funding for the Learning and Development Initiative in Glasgow
  • Greenock - Financial Fitness Resource Team - £62,830, to recruit and employ a new full time emergency financial adviser

£196,711 – through Small and Medium Grants Programmes:

  • Glasgow£73,948.00
  • Lothian£62,942.00
  • South Scotland£27,029.00
  • West Scotland£21,330.00
  • Highlands and Islands£9,770.00
  • Central Scotland£1,692.00

Kate Guthrie, Chair of the Foundation's Board of Trustees and HR Director, Capability & Engagement, Lloyds Banking Group commented, “The goal of all Bank of Scotland Foundation Grants is to help charities make a positive and lasting difference to communities throughout Scotland. Our grant funding is of immense value to charities and the impact of our funding can be transformational, particularly in the case of our Large Grants Programme which helps even further, by providing funding certainty over a longer period.” 

Bank of Scotland Foundation Grants Programmes:

Large Grants Programme:

  • Offers charities sustainable funding over one or two years, depending on the needs of the charity, by providing grants of between £50,000 and £100,000
  • The focus of the awards are to develop and improve communities and address financial inclusion and financial literacy in areas of demonstrable need
  • Currently closed, opens November 2015 for 2016 applications

Medium Grants Programme:

  • Open for grants of between £10,001 and £25,000 
  • Funds can be used for developing and improving local communities and / or financial literacy and financial inclusion
  • Next closing date is 5pm on 13th July 2015

Small Grants Programme:

  • Open for grants of between £1,000 and £10,000 
  • Funds can be used for developing and improving local communities 
  • Next closing date is 5pm on 13th July 2015

Applying for a grant: 

Full details and application forms are available from the Funding Programmes page.

About Bank of Scotland Foundation:

Bank of Scotland Foundation is an independent charity supporting people and their local communities across Scotland. The Foundation receives £2m annually from Lloyds Banking Group to fund all of its Grant Programmes together with a Matched Giving Programme for Lloyds Banking Group colleagues.

For more information, please contact Heather Scott on 07770 643840 or

First Tranche of 2015 Grants outlined below:

Under £4,999


Lasswade High School PHAB  Club (Lothian)


Bo'Ness Playaway Playgroup (Central Scotland)


Minority Communities Addiction Support Services SCIO (West Scotland)


Bobath Scotland (Glasgow)


£5,000 to £9,999


Edinburgh Cyrenians (Lothian)


Columba 1400 (Lothian)


Gardening Leave (South Scotland)


The Village Storytelling Centre (West Scotland)


East End Kids & Co (Glasgow)


Orkney Alcohol Counselling & Advisory Service (Highlands & Islands)


£10,000 or over


Action for Children (Glasgow)


Maggie Keswick Jencks Cancer Caring Centres Trust (Glasgow)


The Yard Adventure Centre (Lothian)


Dr Bell's Family Centre (Lothian)


Livingston Youth Foundation (LYF) (Lothian)


Ocean Youth Trust Scotland (West Scotland)


Woodlands Community Development Trust (Glasgow)


Move On (Lothian)


Greater Easterhouse Supporting Hands (Glasgow)


Hillhouse (South Scotland)