Stevenson highlights grants for charity

Banffshire and Buchan Coast MSP Stewart Stevenson is highlighting the availability of grants from the Bank of Scotland Foundation for local charitable groups.

Twenty-three charities across Scotland received nearly £290,000 in the first tranche of donations from foundation. The foundation is now seeking applications for the latest round of donations.

Mr Stevenson said: “The small grants programme accepts applications for amounts up to and including £20,000 from charities registered in Scotland.”

“It particularly seeks to help with the development and improvement of local communities and also financial literacy and financial inclusion. I would like to urge local charities to apply.”

Further information and application forms can be found on their website at http://bankofscotlandfoundation.org/small-grants-programme or you can call 0131 243 7053. The closing date for receipt of applications is 5pm, Friday October 14.

Mr Stevenson added: “I hope that charities in Banffshire and Buchan Coast will be able to benefit from this scheme.”