Our mission and values

Our mission and values

We partner with small and local charities to help more people overcome complex social issues and rebuild their lives.

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Our strategy

Our strategy

How we're reaching further to be a better partner to small and local charities, helping people dealing with complex social issues get the help they need to overcome them.

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Our people

Our people

We're based regionally, where our small and vital grantees are making impact in local communities, with a support team in a central office.

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Working for us

Working for us

We welcome passionate, driven individuals who understand our role and importance to the sector

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Our history

Our history

The history of the Foundation for England and Wales can be traced to the early 1800s...

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Working with Lloyds Banking Group

Working with Lloyds Banking Group

Our partnership means we can build long-term impactful relationships with charities across England and Wales.

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We’re an independent charitable trust funded by Lloyds Banking Group. We partner with small and local charities helping people overcome complex social issues such as mental health, homelessness and domestic abuse. Their size and understanding of the people and local communities they work with means they’re able to make life-changing impact where others can’t. But these charities are under-funded, under pressure and too often ignored.

We fund charities

Every year we make grants to hundreds of small and local charities, investing in their work helping people overcome complex social issues across England and Wales.

We provide long-term funding for charities with a proven track record of helping people achieve positive change through deep, person centred and holistic support. We understand that sometimes the most life-changing charities may not always look perfect on paper, and we’re not afraid to take risks where we see great potential. Learn more. 

We develop charities

We provide a wide range of developmental support, including training, consultancy and mentoring alongside our funding to strengthen charities. Our grant managers build relationships with charities to help them identify challenges and work with partner organisations to deliver solutions.

Our support builds confidence and expertise among charity leaders, helping them thrive far beyond the life of their grant and equipping them to be stronger and more sustainable. Learn more.

We influence policy and practice

We champion the work of small and local charities and raise awareness of the challenges they face with influencers and policy makers.

Drawing from the relationships we build and the evidence we gather we push for changes to policy and practice to help charities thrive and to address the root causes and consequences of complex social issues. Learn more.

 

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.

We listen, understand and respond to charities, funding them for longer and providing developmental support to grow stronger and become more sustainable. We influence policy and practice to help charities thrive in the future and to address the causes and consequences of complex social issues.  

Our Strategy   Our Mission  Our People Working for Us 
 Our Strategy  Our Mission  Our People  Working for Us