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

How We Influence


projects to influence criminal justice and welfare systems to improve local infrastructure 


benefitting 15 organisations and partnerships


calls for evidence and consultations in 2021

Our national influencing programme

In 2023, we are awarding £1.8m in funding to influence and achieve change in national policy and practice around specific issues within accommodation, social security, and refugees and asylum seeker support. If your charity has applied for this programme and you have any questions, please contact us at

The Transform programme gave us the tools to run a successful campaign. The training and support from Lloyds Bank Foundation helped us develop a strategy and Theory of Change, breaking down what we want to achieve and how to do it.

Illary Valenzuela Oblitas, LAWRS

Young women in contact with the criminal justice system are too often ignored, misunderstood, or misrepresented. Overlooked in policy, little is known about their experiences and there is limited specialist provision. Responses to challenges they face often come too late or can be re-traumatising. Lloyds’ funding has allowed us to shine a light on young women’s experiences whilst in contact with the criminal justice system, continuing to advocate for gender- and age-informed policy and practice into 2021.

Maggie Bridge, Agenda