The Bank of Scotland Foundation’s Small Grants Programme has awarded Helensburgh and Lomond Carers Project over £4,900.
Over 2012, the Foundation has awarded a total of £829,850 to one hundred Scottish charities. Since the Bank of Scotland Foundation was launched in November 2010, this brings its total awards to well over £2 million.
The Foundation’s launch date of 2012 is clearly not unrelated to the failure of major banks on 2008, including, big time, Halifax Bank of Scotland. The Foundation is a marriage of reparation and public relations, both of which are necessary.
Speaking of the award to the Helensburgh Carers Project – and of one of £8,00 to another project in her constituency and outwith Argyll – the Tullochan Project in Vale of Leven – local MSP Jackie Baillie says: ‘I am delighted that The Bank of Scotland Foundation’s Small Grants Programme has been investing cash in the local area.
‘Both these groups do a lot to help young people in our local community and the organisers, volunteers and helpers for both projects are to be commended for all their hard work.
‘This funding has played a vital role in allowing these groups to continue to grow at a time when finances are tight for most local organisations.
‘I would encourage all young people and young carers to find out more about these projects so they can get involved with them locally.’
The Foundation, which is an independent charity, helps with developing and improving local communities and financial literacy across the breadth of Scotland.
Full details and a Small Grants application form, which may be of interest to other groups in Argyll and Bute, can be downloaded from the Foundation’s website here.