This scheme makes one-off grants of between a few hundred pounds and £7,000 available for grassroots charities in Scotland delivering
programmes or services that are clearly focused on improving the quality of life for people who are disadvantaged.

The Lloyds TSB Foundation for Scotland is a grant-making trust which makes donations to recognised charities in Scotland. Its aim
is to support and work in partnership with charitable organisations which help people, especially those who are disadvantaged or disabled, to play a fuller role in communities throughout Scotland. Applicant organisations must have an income of less than £500,000 per annum, funding is also unlikely to be given to charities which hold more than 12 months unrestricted reserves. However where an award is made, reapplication is not possible until at least 12 months have elapsed from the date that the original grant was awarded. Unsuccessful applicants are also not eligible to reapply to this programme for 12 months.

Successful applications will clearly demonstrate the difference this support makes and how quality of life will be improved in the longer term. Therefore applicants must be able to demonstrate that at least one of the following will be achieved:

  1. Improve family welfare;
  2. Reduce isolation;
  3. Improve health and wellbeing;
  4. Increase independence or life skills
  5. Improve community cohesion and integration

The services/projects supported through the Awards will typically address one or more of the following issues:

  1. Challenging family circumstances
  2. Mental health
  3. Community segregation and territorialism
  4. Disability
  5. Physical, emotional and sexual abuse
  6. Drug and alcohol issues
  7. Isolation of older people
  8. Homelessness
  9. Illness and poor health
  10. Lack of equality
  11. Poverty
  12. Lack of development opportunities for disadvantaged young people

Priority will be given to applications that are focussed on supporting:

  1. Vulnerable children and young people
  2. Isolated older people
  3. People debilitated as a result of a disability or mental health issue
  4. Families in poverty, particularly as a result of welfare reform
  5. Carers

Funding can be for salaries, core costs and running costs; and consideration will also be given to applications for small capital
projects such as equipment. Further information and guidance is available from the trust’s website.

Closing dates for applications are set in line with the trustees meetings which will take place in February, April, June, August, October, and December each year. There is a three month period between the relevant closing date and a decision being taken on the application

The 2017 deadlines for receipt of applications are: 23 January, 27 March 2017, 22 May 2017, 24 July 2017, and 25 September 2017.

To find out more and how to apply please visit Loyds TSB Foundation for Scotland website