News & Blogs

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

Selected articles

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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Local Elections 2022 – how can small and local charities get involved?

31 March 2022

A local election can be a great opportunity to get your voices heard and shape decision making in your area. Find out how your small charity can get involved.

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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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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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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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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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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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COVID: One Year On - The Young Women's Outreach Project

23 March 2021

One year since the first lockdown, Manager Neil gives an account of local charity, The Young Women's Project, and their journey to adapting their services to support young women in the community.  

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Lloyds Bank Foundation opens funding to distribute £9.5m to small and local charities across 2021  

04 March 2021

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