Large Grants Programme

Our Large Grants Programme accepts applications between £50,000 and £100,000 from charities registered in Scotland. We particularly wish to help with:

  • Developing and improving local communities 
  • Financial literacy and financial inclusion 

Developing and improving local communities

Within any community, there will be a diverse collection of individuals and charities tackling local issues. Some issues will be unique to the local area, others will be replicated across the country or parts of it. We feel it is important to help individuals and groups work together to ensure a better quality of life within their community. Practical ways of making this happen may include:

  • Initiatives designed to encourage the involvement in the community of those too often excluded 
  • Working with people on low incomes, at risk from poverty or with problems finding accommodation 
  • Improving the standard of local facilities 

Financial literacy and financial inclusion

Making informed judgements and taking effective decisions regarding money are important skills – skills which some people can find to be beyond their grasp. Building the confidence and competence of everyone about finance is a particular priority for the Bank of Scotland Foundation. In order to achieve this, we a’re committed to supporting financial literacy and financial inclusion right across Scotland. We aim to help make these essential skills both easy and accessible for all. 

Initiatives that we are particularly interested in supporting are:

  • Promoting financial awareness and money advice 
  • Enhancing debt counselling services within the community 
  • Supporting life-skills in all age groups and sections of the community