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On caring enough, faith and connection

04 November 2021

Faith is not just central to the work of some charities, but one of the reasons people are willing to come through their doors

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On Z2K's People Before Process Campaign

28 October 2021

Anela Anwar, CEO at Z2K, discusses the People Before Process campaign, and how the government's Health and Disability Green Paper lacks ambition and ignores clear failures of the system

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Improving access to banking services

18 October 2021

Having a bank account is critical for so many things we take for granted, but some people face additional barriers in accessing banking services. What can be done?

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Small and local charity ACCI on connecting with their local Lloyds Bank pool

05 October 2021

Small charity ACCI shares how a relationship with the local Lloyds Bank pool led to one of ACCI’s members accessing banking without the need for conventional ID. 

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City Giving Day 2021 - celebrating partnerships between Lloyds Banking Group colleagues and small charities

30 September 2021

We joined Lloyds Banking Group to celebrate their charity partnerships, employee volunteering initiatives, and how they're working to improve services for customers facing complex social issues.

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Lloyds Bank Foundation Chief Executive Paul Streets

The Afghanistan crisis reminds us of the lack of compassion this government shows to refugees

23 September 2021

Charities that remain at the forefront of successive refugee crises continue to work in a hostile environment

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Pressure is mounting for small and local charities as they face long term problems worsened by the pandemic

12 August 2021

New analysis shows how small and local charities are continuing to adapt rapidly to the changing needs of the communities they serve, their staff and volunteers.

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Lloyds Bank Foundation Chief Executive Paul Streets

Winter is coming – take a break

05 August 2021

Now is the time to gather energy for a long haul in an uncertain and precarious post-pandemic world

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Research & Learning Manager for Lloyds Bank Foundation Alex Van Vliet

Learning from our COVID Recovery Fund

27 July 2021

How we set out to design and build an evaluation learning framework for the Covid Recovery Fund.

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Asylum Welcome Orange Hearts and Messages of Support

Turning practice into policy

15 July 2021

Turning practice into policy: getting a local refugee charity more involved in advocacy

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