MSP Encourages Eastwood Charities to apply for grant programmes offered by Bank of Scotland Foundation

Jackson Carlaw MSP is encouraging charities based in Eastwood to apply for exciting financial opportunities provided by the Bank of Scotland Foundation after he hosted a reception at the Scottish Parliament recognising the positive impact of the funding for groups throughout Scotland over the past 9 years.


For the best part of a decade, the Bank of Scotland Foundation has donated over £14 million to charitable organisations in Scotland and supported no less than 1800 charities.


The financial programmes provided by the Bank have had a positive impact on 600,000 people living in Scotland through community engagement, job creation, and skills development.


The Foundation has now refreshed its funding offer by re-formulating its existing grant programmes into an exciting new package of financial opportunities for charities and third sector organisations in Scotland.


The aims of the re-constituted finance streams include helping charities to secure a more sustainable future, ensuring charitable organisations are able to continue providing their vital services over the long term, making a positive and noticeable difference to people's lives and to have an enduring impact on communities across Scotland.


More information on the funding opportunities and how to apply can be viewed on the Bank of Scotland Foundation's website -


Jackson Carlaw MSP for Eastwood said:


"The grant programmes provided by the Bank of Scotland Foundation have the potential to make a very significant impact on charities and third sector organisations across Scotland.


"The reception I hosted at the Scottish Parliament was attended by some of the charities, which have benefited from the support provided by the Foundation and it was inspiring to hear positive accounts about how the funding had helped to support their organisations.


"The grant programmes on offer provide a wonderful opportunity for charities to secure an additional source of income and achieve their objectives.


"I would certainly encourage charitable organisations based in Eastwood to consider applying for the funding."


Notes To Editors:


Event Host, Jackson Carlaw MSP pictured with keynote speakers, Derek MacKay MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Finance, Economy and Fair Work, and Philip Grant, Chair of the Bank of Scotland Foundation. Also pictured is the 'Ipad Quartet' group from Drake Music Scotland who compose and play music on Ipads. Drake Music Scotland is a leading arts organisations, which provide music making opportunities for people who are living with a disability and in 2017, they received a £5,000 grant from the Foundation.