News & Blogs

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

Selected articles

Lloyds Bank Foundation Chief Executive Paul Streets

Spiralling inflation leaves charities facing tough dilemmas

08 August 2022

The sector’s primary responsibility is to those we serve – many of whom will be at the sharpest end of the cost-of-living crisis

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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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Working together to shape an effective and preventative approach to ending homelessness in Great Yarmouth.

08 June 2022

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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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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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Learning how to be wrong

30 March 2022

In March 2022, we published How To Wrong in partnership with Sport England and organised by Ratio. Learn more about the report and the power of mistakes.

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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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