Bank of Scotland Foundation


People with disabilities in Edinburgh will get access to new opportunities to learn to play, perform and record music thanks to a grant of £3,375 from the Bank of Scotland Foundation’s Small Grants Programme. The grant will help Drake Music Scotland to provide group tuition sessions for 50 adults and children in their equipped and accessible music studio in Craigmillar.

Drake Music Scotland Chief Executive Thursa Sanderson OBE said: “We are delighted to receive this award from the Bank of Scotland Foundation.  It will make a big difference to the participants’ confidence levels, communications skills and ability to lead a more independent life.”

Philip Grant, Chair of the Scottish Executive Committee, Lloyds Banking Group and Chair of the Foundation’s Board of Trustees said, “We are delighted that this Grant will enable so many people with disabilities to have access to group tuition sessions at Drake Music Scotland They are just one of thirty charities in Scotland to benefit from a share of £687,970 through our Small, Medium and Large Grants Programmes.

“The Bank of Scotland Foundation is proud to support charities in Scotland to enable them to continue to deliver valuable support and make a tangible difference to the local communities in which they operate.”

Notes to Editors:

The Bank of Scotland Foundation is an independent charity working with charities across Scotland supporting people and their local communities.  The Foundation receives an annual donation of £2m from Lloyds Banking Group as part of the Group’s commitment to Helping Scotland Prosper.  The Foundation donates these funds to charities across Scotland through Grants Programmes and a Matched Giving Programme for Lloyds Banking Group employees in Scotland.

Since November 2010, the Bank of Scotland Foundation has provided over £8.9m to charities making positive change across Scotland.

 Grants are awarded for one year only. Full details and application forms can be downloaded from the website at


For further information, contact:

Zoe Redhead, Bank of Scotland Press Office

Tel:      0131 655 5405