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Scottish Building Society Foundation

Investing in good causes to build stronger communities


Giving back to communities has been part of our ethos since we were established in 1848, and as we celebrate our 175th anniversary we're proud to have launched the Scottish Building Society Foundation in partnership with Foundation Scotland.

Our Community Impact

With an initial funding of £175,000, the Scottish Building Society Foundation will support many important charities and community groups across Scotland for years to come.

Individual grants of up to £5,000 are available to organisations across Scotland, and applications for funding to support the following causes are particularly welcome:

  • Community facilities and services, transport, open spaces, affordable housing, community development, reduction of poverty, and care for the elderly

  • Community and/or local events

  • Youth and education, providing training opportunities and support for vulnerable youngsters

A message from our CEO

“Launching the Scottish Building Foundation comes at a very important milestone for us as we mark our 175th anniversary.

Importantly, it will enable us to build longer term relationships with the various community groups we support and mirrors our values as an organisation that gives back to the communities we serve.  

The Foundation officially launches in May 2023 as we seek to establish a best-in-class benchmark for giving back to communities.” 

Paul Denton, CEO at Scottish Building Society

Foundation Scotland Applications

Please note that all applications should be made directly via Foundation Scotland. Applications will be open from May 2023.

Apply for funding