Lloyds Bank Foundation has announced its latest grant recipients awarding over £5.3million to charities across England and Wales
Hijinx Theatre who have been awarded a £75,000 for their work with people with learning disabilities - Credit: Jorge Lizalde
The Foundation today announced £5,384,740 in funding for 93 small and medium-sized charities working to tackle issues of disadvantage as part of its latest funding round. This sum means the Foundation, one of the UK’s leading community grant-makers, ends the year having awarded a more than 330 grants worth over £16,000,000 to charities across the country.
The latest announcement includes 22 grants co-funded by the Big Lottery Fund who have joined with the Foundation in supporting small and medium charities, contributing £510,000 raised by the National Lottery, to allow them to fund more local charities.
These grants see charities funded who are tackling a range of issues relating to disadvantage including domestic and sexual abuse (23%), mental health and wellbeing (14%), asylum and refugee issues (13%) and homelessness (11%).
Paul Streets OBE, Chief Executive, Lloyds Bank Foundation for England and Wales said: “With poverty and disadvantage high and rising local charities are on the front line in their communities helping people in times of need. The charities we’re funding today are just some of the great applications for funding we received. I am thrilled we’re able to offer our support to these charities whose work is so invaluable, strengthening their future so they can continue to make a lasting impact in 2018 and beyond.”
With rising poverty and increasing demand for support, coupled with local government cuts, it is often falling to small and medium-sized charities to provide those vital services in local communities to help those left behind. Funding from independent grant-making organisations, such as Lloyds Bank Foundation, is more important than ever to the survival of many of these specialist and local organisations.
Dawn Austwick, Chief Executive, Big Lottery Fund, said: “We are pleased to continue working with Lloyds Bank Foundation to make funding more accessible for organisations. Thanks to National Lottery players, the organisations supported will be able to continue the great work evident within their communities.”
Lloyds Bank Foundation for England and Wales is one of the largest foundations by spend in the UK and an independent charity funded by Lloyds Banking Group as part of its Helping Britain Prosper Plan. Charities interested in applying for the next round of funding should visit our website.