News & Blogs

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

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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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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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Making it easier for people to get help with Universal Credit

16 June 2021

Money and Mental Health take us through their latest research 'Set Up To Fail'

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The Queen’s Speech 2021: Small charity round up

13 May 2021

We’ve rounded up the announcements from The Queen’s Speech most relevant to small and local charities

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Victoria Burrows

Organisational Resilience: Building a more resilient sector

10 May 2021

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How to be wrong

05 May 2021

Nobody sets out to be wrong. But it's impossible to avoid error. And mistakes have value. We learn from them, perhaps more than we learn from what we get right.

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Lloyds Bank Foundation opens its Racial Equity funding for charities led by and for Black, Asian, and minority ethnic communities

15 April 2021

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A group of young people strike a pose for the camera at Reaching Higher

Our approach to ringfencing a minimum of 25% of our funding for Black, Asian and minority ethnic communities

15 March 2021

Read more about how we are committed to ensuring that our funding portfolio is both distributed equitably and helps to address the needs of communities across England and Wales.

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Three women at Latin American Women's Rights Service hold hands

Small and local charities can help challenge structural inequalities #IWD2021

08 March 2021

Our Public Affairs and National Programme Officer, Rachel Cain, reflects on what has changed for women and the sector since International Women's Day Public Affairs and National Programme Officer

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