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Bank of Scotland Foundation offers

Bank of Scotland Foundation offers

The Bank of Scotland Foundation is continuing its Volunteering Grants Programme by allocating a further £100,000 in support of community volunteering projects in Scotland in 2013.

The programme, introduced last year when it was supported with a similar sum, is designed to boost community volunteering across Scotland. Over 140 Lloyds Banking Group’s employees are now volunteering with the charities that benefitted from funding from the Foundation. These include Breast Cancer Care, Children 1st and Edinburgh Cyrenian Trust.

The Volunteering Grants Programme adds to the Bank of Scotland Foundation’s existing grants programme which has distributed over £2 million to over 200 charities since its launch in November 2010. It is operated as part of Lloyds Banking Group Volunteering Programme.

Eligibility for funding

Grants of up to £20,000 are available to charities that aim to engage additional volunteers in new projects or existing projects that can help them grow and reach their potential. Only charities registered in Scotland are eligible.

Successful recipients will also benefit from employee volunteers: Lloyds Banking Group will encourage its staff to support the projects that are funded.

Grant applications must be made using the standard Volunteering Grants Application Form. The closing date for applications is 2 August 2013.
Kate Guthrie, Chair of the Foundation's Board of Trustees and HR Director, Capability & Engagement, Lloyds Banking Group, said: "The unique collaboration of funding, together with Lloyds Banking Group employee volunteers, places us in an exceptional position that ensures we continue to provide significant benefits for charities that go well beyond funding alone.”

Bank of Scotland Foundation

The Bank of Scotland Foundation is an independent charity supporting people and their local communities across Scotland. The Foundation receives £1 million annually from Lloyds Banking Group to fund grants programmes and a matched giving programme, which will raise to £2 million from 2014.

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