A further £146,804 donated to Scottish Charities

Eighteen Scottish charities are benefitting from awards totalling £146,804 in the first tranche of donations for 2012 from the Bank of Scotland Foundation. This latest tranche brings the Foundation's donations to over £1.6m to charities across Scotland since it was created in November 2010.

Regional awards:

  • Glasgow (3) - £30,000
  • Mid Scotland and Fife (2) - £14,328
  • Lothian (5) - £54,052
  • West Scotland (3) - £14,119
  • North East Scotland (1) - £10,000
  • South Scotland (4) - £24,305

The Foundation received many excellent proposals from charities, highlighting the real need for funding and the benefit it will have on the community. In today's economic climate, this funding is vital for charities' day to day running. The Foundation's donations will help to develop and improve communities and provide specific support for money advice and financial literacy projects across Scotland.  

Kate Guthrie, HR Director, Insurance, Lloyds Banking Group and Chair of the Foundation's Board of Trustees commented, “We had a fantastic response to the first year of the Small Grants Programme and are now delighted to be entering our second year of funding. Our 2012 Programme will be split across four tranches which we hope will give charities ample opportunity to submit their applications.”

The Bank of Scotland Foundation is an independent charity working with charities across Scotland supporting people and their local communities.  The Foundation receives an annual donation of £1m from Lloyds Banking Group to fund the Foundation's Small Grants Programme and Employee Matched Giving Scheme. 

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

Notes to Editors

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 www.bankofscotlandfoundation.org as well as information on the Foundation's Matched Giving Scheme.

Charities that received grants in the first tranche for 2012:

£4,999 and under
Upper Annandale Youth Support Group, Moffat
Clydebank Special Needs Forum, Linnvale
Helensburgh & Lomond Carers, Helensburgh
Stirling Carers Centre, Stirling
Promote YT (Scotland), Edinburgh
£5,000 - £9,999
Muirfield Riding Therapy, North Berwick
Interest Link Borders, Duns
Geeza Break, Glasgow
Ocean Youth Trust Scotland, Greenock
Support in Mind Scotland, Edinburgh
Glasgow Marriage Care Service, Glasgow
Fairway Fife, Cowdenbeath
Pilton Youth & Children’s Project, Edinburgh
Scottish Borders Community Development Company, Galashiels
£10,000 - £20,000
Angus Citizens Advice Bureau, Arbroath
Citizens Advice Edinburgh
Upward Mobility Limited, Edinburgh
North United Communities Limited, Glasgow

For further information:

Zoe Redhead, Bank of Scotland press office
0131 655 5405