supporting, developing and representing community groups,
voluntary organisations, social enterprises and volunteering
Bank of Scotland Foundation Fund: Local Communities and Financial Inclusion
The Bank of Scotland Foundation has announced that the next closing dates for its small and medium grant making programmes is the 07 April 2017.
The aim of the Foundation's grant making is to support projects that improve and develop local communities and promote financial literacy and financial inclusion.
The types of projects supported 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 standards of local facilities; promoting financial awareness and money advice; enhancing debt counselling services within the community; and supporting life-skills in all age groups and sections of the community.
Through the small grants making programme, grants of between £1,000 and £10,000 are available and through the medium grants making programme grants of between £10,001 and £25,000 are available. The Foundation also run a large grant making programme. This is currently closed to applications and will re-open in 2017. Applications can only be accepted from charities registered in Scotland.