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 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.”