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  • Bank of Scotland Foundation - Invest (supporting charities with recovery from Covid-19)

    Created: 02/03/2022

    In 2022, the Invest Grants Programme will support charities through the Covid-19 recovery phase and reach those in real need. It is suitable for charities that can demonstrate they address disadvantage or social exclusion.

    • Disadvantage: Examples include charities addressing primary disadvantage such as homelessness, abuse, mental health or poverty, or secondary disadvantage such as debt issues, learning disabilities, illiteracy, lack of employability skills or health issues.
    • Social Exclusion: Examples include charities addressing exclusionary challenges for minorities, people with disabilities, LGBT people, drug users, care leavers, the elderly or the young.

    Charities can apply for whatever is their greatest priority and area of need. For example:

    • Project work: e.g., a programme of work which is limited in scope and seeks to achieve particular outcomes including funding for project costs, staff costs, materials
    • Core costs: e.g., salary costs, utilities, and rent
    • Capital costs: e.g., a building project, repairs, equipment etc.

    Who can apply?

    Charities must have an annual income of between £50,000 and £1 million, have at least 3 years of Annual Returns lodged and checked by OSCR, and be either a financial vulnerability charity or one that has projects addressing financial vulnerability.

    How to apply?

    Apply online via the Foundation website. Please ensure you attach all of the requested documents, a list of these can also be found on the website.

    When to apply?

    The deadline for applications is 12:00 on 10 March 2022.

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