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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New data resource from leading voluntary sector bodies shows small charities are delivering vital services despite shrinking government funding in the lead up to the pandemic

10 December 2020

Small frontline charities faced years of funding cuts leaving many in a precarious financial position coming into the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Duncan Shrubsole

35 years of… influencing policy and practice

30 November 2020

To mark our 35th anniversary, Director of Policy, Communications and Research, Duncan Shrubsole, looks at our evolving role in amplifying the voices of our charity partners

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Lessons learnt from Changing Lives, Changing Systems report in partnership with Social Finance

10 November 2020

On 4th November, we shared our learnings from the latest report by Social Finance and Lloyds Bank Foundation, Changing Lives, Changing Systems: Lessons from Reducing and Preventing Domestic Abuse.

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Rennie Fritchie

Marking 35 years, side by side

09 November 2020

This winter we mark our 35th anniversary. Here, our Chair of Trustees, Baroness Rennie Fritchie DBE, looks back at our history & our continual support for small and local charities.

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Man writes report

Organisational Resilience: The story so far...

06 November 2020

As part of our work to help small charities survive and thrive, we launched an organisational resilience programme in 2019. Read our findings so far

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How do you fix a broken system?

02 November 2020

New report sets out 12 lessons for successful systems change from impactful domestic abuse perpetrator programme

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Research calls for local areas – not DWP – to run employment support

27 October 2020

The COVID pandemic has led to hundreds of thousands of people falling out of work, and millions more facing uncertainty about their jobs in the coming months.

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Our response to Danny Kruger's report

24 September 2020

Our response to Danny Kruger's report: The report is welcome, we now urge the government not to delay

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Caroline Howe

Lloyds Bank Foundation launch new national Infrastructure Fund

24 August 2020

Lloyds Bank For England and Wales launch their new Infrastructure Fund. Here, Caroline Howe, Policy and National Programme Manager, discusses the approach and thinking behind the fund.

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Harriet Stranks

Learn more about our COVID Recovery Fund

29 July 2020

Here, Director of Grants, Harriet Stranks takes us through the thoughts behind the new fund aimed at helping charities recover from the pandemic and its aftermath.

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