Lloyds Bank Foundation

We partner with small and local charities across England and Wales, helping people overcome complex social issues. We’re an independent charitable trust funded by the profits of Lloyds Banking Group. 

Who We Are

Through core cost funding, developmental support and influencing policy and practice, we help make charities make life-changing impact.

We work in partnership with the charities we fund and others who share our vision. We listen, understand and respond to charities, through funding and providing developmental support we help them grow stronger and more sustainable. We influence policy and practice to help charities thrive in the future and to address the root causes and consequences of complex social issues.

Update on our funding

We are now closed to new funding applications as we prepare to launch our new strategy in October. Find out more here.

Report - Deductions: Driver of Poverty

At a time when living costs are increasing, deductions from Universal Credit are leaving many people unable to afford basic necessities and driving up debt. This report sets out realistic steps that the Government could implement now to simplify the system, taking necessary action to ensure people can weather the storm. Read it here

The Value of Small in a Big Crisis

This report follows on from our 2018 Value of Small research. In it, we see small and local charities’ distinctiveness in who they support, how they carry out their work, and the role they play in their communities makes them best placed to respond to this crisis. Find out more and read the full report

Small Charities Data

Small Charities Data is a digital research hub that brings together the latest and best available data on small charities in the UK. Visit the website here to explore the latest and best available data on small charities. Read about the launch of the hub here.

More than just funders

Small charities’ size and understanding of the people and local communities means they’re able to make life-changing impact where others can’t. But they are under-funded, under pressure and too often ignored. That’s why we’re more than just a funder — we work in partnership with the charities we fund and others who share our vision.

This pandemic has affected me in many different ways. To begin with, I had to leave home. My relationship with my parents fell apart. Then came results day. Due to the government’s algorithm, I ended up missing my first choice and my insurance choice and I had to find a place through clearance. I did, I am going to study pharmacy at East Anglia. I’m grateful despite everything that happened that a great Uni accepted us. Then came the problem of student finances because obviously, this whole coronavirus pandemic has affected working-class people the most… KEY Project has helped me find grants and bursaries so I will be able to manage through the whole transition process. I feel like I have come out of this pandemic a lot better off than most people would have. I can only thank KEY Project for that.

A young person supported by South Tyneside's KEY Project

Life-changing impact

We support over 700 small and local charities across England and Wales. Find out more about how they’re helping people overcome complex social issues and rebuild their lives.

On 16 March 2020 the UK went into lockdown as a response to the COVID-19 global pandemic. Young people needed us more than ever, yet our gym had to close, as did many of the schools we worked in. We moved fast to adapt our work and continue supporting young people and their families during a critical time. We are immensely proud of our response, which received recognition both locally and nationally.

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