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

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Transform: How one charity was helped to innovate and improve to create change in the domestic and sexual abuse sector

06 March 2020

Romy Briant is chair of Reducing the Risk. Here she writes how the Transform programme helped to boost her charity and enable them to influence policy and practice

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Houses at the heart of a community

Eleven councils sign up to Locality’s new Keep it Local network putting communities at the heart of local services

04 March 2020

This work is in direct response to calls from the small and local charities we fund about the challenges they face when it comes to commissioning

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Lloyds Bank Foundation lectern

Specialist charities vital to tackling domestic abuse says Lloyds Bank Foundation CEO

03 March 2020

As the Government reintroduces the landmark Domestic Abuse Bill, it is vital specialist charities are given the support they need to help tackle domestic abuse says Foundation CEO Paul Streets.

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New research shows welfare support has decreased by almost 50% since 2010

28 February 2020

Lloyds Bank Foundation has signed a joint letter to the Welsh Government raising concerns that thousands of people in need of urgent welfare assistance may be left with nowhere to turn.

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Mike Lewis regional manager for Lloyds Bank Foundation stands next to Claire Spiller from WRC

Small charities champion steps down after 23 years supporting small but vital Welsh charities

26 February 2020

Mike currently supports 62 charities across Wales which have been awarded grants worth £4,260,617 in total.

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Mike Lewis

A week in the life of a Lloyds Bank Foundation Regional Manager

20 February 2020

A week in the life of a Lloyds Bank Foundation Regional Manager

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Lloyds Bank Foundation seeks researchers and experts to support the voluntary and charity sector

12 February 2020

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Small and local charities can help UK 'level up', Infrastructure organisations including Lloyds Bank Foundation tell Chancellor ahead of March's Budget

10 February 2020

The group have set out four key proposals to ensure that the charity sector has the resources to continue its vital work supporting communities and tackling some of society’s biggest challenges.

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Jill Baker

Jill Baker: The View From the World Out There

04 February 2020

Jill Baker, Director of Development, takes us through her learnings from the first 18 months in the role and explains the work of the Development Directorate

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Our new trustees sit around the boardroom table

Lloyds Bank Foundation appoints three new charity leaders to the board

03 February 2020

Lloyds Bank Foundation appoints three new charity leaders to the board

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