Bank of Scotland Foundation

This fund has four strategic aims, which will determine its programmes of work over the next five years:

  • Focusing on the work and impact on charities that demonstrate how they address social exclusion or disadvantage.
  • Developing flexible, responsive grant making tailored to the needs of those it supports.
  • Realising the value of its strategic partnership with Lloyds Banking Group.
  • Working as a learning organisation to improve its impact and the quality of what it does and providing best in class customer service.

Its funding programmes are:

  • Reach - charities can apply for funding of £1,000 to £25,000 over one year to support people through varying stages of their lives and make a positive and lasting change in communities. Reopens later.
  • Change - charities can apply for capital costs or project costs of £50,000 to £100,000 per annum over 1 to 2 years to make a large-scale, long-term impact on charities and communities. Reopens in second half of 2022.
  • Invest - charities can apply for core costs of £20,000 to £40,000 per annum over 2 to 5 years to relieve the pressures they face of financial uncertainty and increased demand and find a more stable footing. Reopens in 2023.
  • Matched Giving - Lloyds Bank Colleagues in Scotland can claim up to £1,000 for a charity for which they have either raised money for or given time to. Up to £500 is available for fundraising events as well as up to £500 for voluntary time given. Funding runs from January to December.
  • Mentoring - Charity Mentoring Programme offers all Foundation funded charities the opportunity to be matched with a Scotland based colleague mentor.

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