Charities set for funding boost from Scottish Building Society Foundation

Paul Denton (CEO at Scottish Building Society)

EIGHT Scottish charities have been awarded up to £5,000 funding from the Scottish Building Society Foundation in a bid to aid their good causes across the country. 

The second phase of funding attracted 33 applications from across 11 local authority areas of Scotland, with the successful applicants chosen to receive individual grants to help their cause.   

The initiative saw grants provided to charities across Edinburgh; Glasgow; Highlands; East Renfrewshire; Scottish Borders; and South Ayrshire. 

Organisations to receive funding include Dr Bell’s Family Centre; Glasgow Children’s Holiday Scheme; Croy Public Hall; Highland Action for Little Ones; Mearns Kirk Helping Hands; Carrick Rugby Football Club; Friends of Dundonald Castle; and Gala Fairydean Rovers FC Community Trust.   

Scottish Building Society Foundation was established by Scottish Building Society in partnership with Foundation Scotland, with the initiative designed to give back to Scottish communities.  

Launched in May 2023 to align with the organisation’s 175th anniversary, an incredible £175,000 will be granted to local charities and good causes across Scotland.  

Applicable to a range of community groups and incentives, the Scottish Building Society Foundation particularly welcomed applications that support:  

  • Community facilities and services, transport, open spaces, affordable housing, community development, reduction of poverty, and care for the elderly  
  • Local community events  
  • Youth and education, providing training opportunities and support for vulnerable youngsters   

Previously, the last round of funding, nine successful charities from across Scotland were chosen to receive grants to the collective value of more than £30,000 to support their good cause. The third round of funding is set to open in spring 2024. 

Paul Denton, CEO at Scottish Building Society, said: “As part of our 175th anniversary celebrations, we wanted to mark the occasion with an incentive that upholds our core value of giving back to the communities.  

“All these charities have a fantastic cause and it’s great to see them being supported by the Scottish Building Society Foundation with funding.  

“With the second round of funding now finished, we’re encouraged by the variety of inspiring community groups and charities across Scotland and look forward to seeing how they use the funding to make positive impact.  We hope to see this go even further with the third round set for next year. 

“The Scottish Building Society Foundation, whilst in its infancy, we hope will make a big difference to many people across the country and we look forward to continuing our relationship with Foundation Scotland to grow the incentive in the years ahead.  

“By investing in good causes, we are building stronger communities.” 

For more information on the Scottish Building Society Foundation or to make an application, visit: 

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