News & Blogs

Keep up with the latest news affecting small and local charities and views from our expert teams and partners.

Selected articles

A service user volunteering at Asylum Link Merseyside

Why we support charities working with refugees and asylum seekers

27 July 2022

As is the case across the range of issues we fund, people seeking asylum or those who have been granted refugee status face significant challenges in our society that impact their life chances.

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Lloyds Bank Foundation Chief Executive Paul Streets

Should small charity missions prioritise spread or depth?

06 June 2022

Small organisations that have thrived during the pandemic may find themselves weighing up the choice of expanding services or keeping a local focus

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Deductions: Driver of Poverty Report Cover

Press Release: Universal Credit deductions drive people further into debt

11 May 2022

Our new report brings together a range of evidence and research to highlight the issue and present a case for reform.

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Celebrating the life and legacy of the Small Charities Coalition

07 April 2022

There is something about small charities that large organisations, from any sector, simply can’t replicate

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We must support refugee charities in the face of a hostile environment

24 February 2022

The Nationalities and Borders Bill has exacerbated already challenging conditions for small organisations.

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Charities will need to design a 'booster' to help people through the festive period and beyond

20 December 2021

In 2022 we must support staff who are under intense pressure but also reconnect with those we serve and continue to support our deep and meaningful sector relationships

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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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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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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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