I have been passed information by the Bank of Scotland regarding a number of opportunities for community funding and projects they run across Scotland.
I thought I would post these for the interest of local community groups that may be able to benefit.
- Bank of Scotland Foundation – an independent charity registered at The Mound, Edinburgh. It receives an annual donation of £2m from Lloyds Banking Group to fund the Foundation’s Small Grants Programme (offers grant’s of between £1,00-£10.000), Medium Grants Programme (offers grants of between £10,001 -£25,000, particularly those that help developing and improving local communities and financial literacy and financial inclusion), Volunteering Grants Programme and Matched Giving Programme. The Foundation supports local, regional and national charities which are registered on Scotland. Further details about each grant programme and application forms can be found at http://bankofscotlandfoundation.org/
- Bank of Scotland Community Fund - the Community Fund aims to help local people make a positive difference in the hearts of communities. Last year nearly 380,000 votes were cast for 208 good causes in 52 communities across Scotland. In each community, the two good causes with the most votes received £3,000 and the other two each received £300 to help them benefit their community. More information about the BoS Community Fund can be found here https://communityfund.bankofscotland.co.uk/voting/cf_home.asp but I will be in touch shortly to ask if there are any good causes that you would like to nominate.
- Bank of Scotland Social Entrepreneurs Programme – This Programme gives students a fully funded year of learning and a grant to help them grow their project. Applications are being taken until 3pm 03/04/14. – more information about the programme can be found here http://www.the-sse.org/schools/26/lloyds-banking-group-social-entrepreneurs-programme
- Bank Of Scotland Midnight League- – through its 10 year partnership with the Scottish Football Association, 70,000 children have taken part in 5-a-side football sessions at 90 venues across all 32 local authorities in Scotland. http://www.bankofscotlandcommunities.co.uk/midnightleague/ I will be in touch in the future to let you know if there are any sessions running in your constituency.
- Bank of Scotland Money for Life Programme – Money for Life is Lloyds Banking Group’s £8 million financial capability and personal money skills programme. The programme is targeted at the Further Education, Adult and Community Learning sector across the UK. We provide tutors, practitioners and support workers with the skills they need to talk confidently about money management, and to support their learners to stay out of debt and save for the future. More information about the programme can be found here – https://www.moneyforlifeprogramme.org.uk/the-programme/