Bank of Scotland Foundation

With 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. This programme feels it is important to help individuals and groups work together to ensure a better quality of life within their community.

Small Grants Programme

The Bank of Scotland Foundation Small Grants Programme accepts applications between £1,000 and £10,000 from charities registered in Scotland. They particularly wish to help with developing and improving communities. Practical ways of making this happen 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.

Medium Grants Programme

The Bank of Scotland Foundation Medium Grants Programme accepts applications between £10,001 and £25,000 from charities registered in Scotland. They particularly wish to help with:

Developing and improving local communities

  • 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

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

The closing date for applications for small and medium grants was 6 October 2017

Large Grants Programme

The Bank of Scotland Foundation Large Grants Programme for 2017 is now open and accepting applications between £50,000 and £100,000 from charities registered in Scotland. They particularly wish to help with two key themes:

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

The 2017 programme is now closed and will open again in 2018.

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