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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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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Paul Streets: Bullying is not just a ‘big charity’ problem

30 March 2021

Poor management is not only distressing to those it affects, it is the antithesis of what charities should stand for

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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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Census: It counts to be counted

02 March 2021

With many asked to complete The Census online, how many will be counted? And why does it matter?

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Paul Streets

Paul Streets: When charity leaders invest in collaboration, society changes for the better

19 February 2021

Power sharing is not easy at a time when charities of all sizes face significant challenges – but the pandemic has taught us we are stronger together

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Jill Baker

Our Experience of Participatory Grant Making in the COVID Recovery Fund

11 February 2021

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Caroline Howe

Our Infrastructure Programme

22 January 2021

Infrastructure is important at the best of times, but the crisis has cemented the role of infrastructure organisations in making sure charities can continue to support people who need them

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Paul Streets

Paul Streets: Small charities must not be forgotten once COVID-19 is behind us

20 January 2021

In a post-pandemic world, will compassion fatigue only stretch so far?

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Act now to support vital small charities

15 December 2020

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Lloyds Bank Foundation Chief Executive Paul Streets

Paul Streets: What 35 years of the Lloyds Bank Foundation has taught us about funding

26 November 2020

Perhaps the next three decades will see us grow bolder and more confident in our voice and position across society

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