Charity of Choice Application

Applications now open to be Lothian's next Charity of Choice

Charity of choice application logo over a silhouette of the Edinburgh city skyline and beside a Lothian bus.

Since 2017, Lothian has championed the causes of a number of charities close to our colleagues’ hearts through our Charity of Choice initiative.

Every two years Lothian welcomes applications from charitable causes to serve as the focus of the company’s fundraising efforts, to amplify their messages, and raise awareness across our colleagues and customers. Following a shortlisting process led by the Charity of Choice committee, the final decision is then passed to Lothian’s 2,500+ strong workforce who take a final vote on who will be named the company’s Charity of Choice.

How to apply

Our next Charity of Choice partnership will begin in January 2025, and applications of interest are now being welcomed. Please complete the form – available via the download button below – by no later than 28 July 2024All applicants must demonstrate how the partnership would benefit service users in Lothian’s operating area. Our Charities Committee, made up of representatives from across our business including Unite, will then select a shortlist for colleagues to choose from in November. 

If you have any questions about the application process, please get in touch via [email protected].

Lothian’s current Charity of Choice is VOCAL – Voice of Carers Across Lothian. VOCAL supports over 10,000 unpaid carers per year, in all caring situations and relationships. The charity partnership with Lothian will run until the end of 2024. 

You can keep up-to-date with all Charity of Choice news on Lothian’s social channels and on the VOCAL Charity of Choice page.