Coronavirus Support

Bank of Scotland Foundation recognises that coronavirus (Covid-19) will have a huge impact on charities throughout Scotland. In many instances, charities will be even more crucial than ever in providing practical and emotional support and tackling isolation.

To ensure Reach supports a greater number of charities over the coming months, for the remainder of 2020, Reach will be a monthly programme. The eligibility criteria has also been broadened and charities with an income of £1.5m or less can now apply for funding between £5,000 - £30,000 over one year.

The first three tranches of Reach are detailed below:

Open for applications Deadline for applications Awards made
12 noon Mon 11 May 12 noon Wed 20 May Mid-June
12 noon Mon 8 June 12 noon Wed 17 June Mid-July
12 noon Mon 6 July 12 noon Wed 15 July Mid-August

More information on our Covid-19 response can be found here

Bank of Scotland Foundation receives an annual donation from Lloyds Banking Group as part of the Group's commitment to Helping Scotland Prosper.  We donate these funds to charities across Scotland through our Grants Programmes and a Matched Giving Programme for Lloyds Banking Group employees in Scotland.

Launched in March 2019, ‘Supporting Positive Change Across Scotland’ is the Foundation’s five year strategic plan which will see a range of new funding programmes open in 2019 and 2020. See About Us for more information.

Charities with an income of £1.5m or less can now apply for funding between £5,000 - £30,000 over one year.

Charities with an income of £500k or more can apply for capital costs or project costs of £50,000-£100,000 per annum over 1-2 years.

Charities with an income of £1m or less can apply for £10,000-£30,000 over one year to enable people to develop their financial skills.

Charities with an income between £100k and £1m can apply for core costs of between £20,000-£40,000 per year over 2-5 years to relieve financial uncertainty.

Lloyds Bank Colleagues in Scotland can claim UP TO £1,000. Up to £500 is available for fundraising events as well as up to £500 for voluntary time given.