Bank of Scotland Invest Programme Reopening for 2022

Applications from registered charities for multi-year funding to address disadvantage, exclusion, and support vulnerable people in Scotland will be accepted from the end of February 2022 for a limited period.

Bank of Scotland Foundation is offering grants of between £10,000 and £50,000 for charities tackling disadvantage and social exclusion in Scotland. Through the Invest Programme, charities with an annual income of between £50,000 and £1 million can apply for multi-year funding (up to five years), to help recover from the impact of COVID-19 and provide support for the most vulnerable people across Scotland.

Funding is available for projects that address the following themes:

  • Disadvantage – Such as homelessness, abuse, mental health, poverty, debt issues, learning difficulties, illiteracy, or employability issues.
  • Social Exclusion – For example, among minority groups, people with disabilities, LGBT people, drug users, care leavers, the elderly, or the young.  

Funding can be used to cover the following:

  • Project work, such as project, staff, and material costs.
  • Core costs, such as salaries, utilities, or rent.
  • Capital costs, such as building or repair projects, and equipment.

Applicants must be registered in Scotland, have a minimum of three years of accounts with the Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR), and have been operational for at least three years.

The Invest Programme will open on 28 February 2022 (noon) and close on 10 March 2022 (noon). 

(This report was the subject of a GRANTfinder Newsflash.)