Our Mission and Values

Our vision is of a society where people dealing with complex social issues get the help they need to overcome them. But charities that help people facing complex social issues are under-funded, under pressure and too often ignored. That’s why our mission is to partner with small and local charities to help more people overcome complex social issues and rebuild their lives.

Influencing Officer Lydia addresses attendees at our Westminster Summit 2019

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 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.

We’ve had cuts in statutory funds alongside and increase in demand for our services. It’s so rare for grantmakers to fund core costs – most want to fund new and exciting projects, but Lloyds Bank Foundation understands that core costs keep us going, and allow us to provide the support and services we know our community needs.

Judith Ford, CEO of Wyre Forest Nightstop and Meditation

Understanding

We hear charities' concerns and put their needs at the centre of our work

 

Open

We innovate, act on evidence and share our learning with others

 

Credible

We strive to be trusted and respected in what we do and say

 

Partnering

We listen to and work together with all those who share our vision

 

Ambitious

We're not afraid to take a stand and push for change