News & Blogs

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

Selected articles

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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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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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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Research & Learning Manager for Lloyds Bank Foundation Alex Van Vliet

Learning from our COVID Recovery Fund

27 July 2021

How we set out to design and build an evaluation learning framework for the Covid Recovery Fund.

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Victoria Burrows

Organisational Resilience: Building a more resilient sector

10 May 2021

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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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A group of young people strike a pose for the camera at Reaching Higher

Our approach to ringfencing a minimum of 25% of our funding for Black, Asian and minority ethnic communities

15 March 2021

Read more about how we are committed to ensuring that our funding portfolio is both distributed equitably and helps to address the needs of communities across England and Wales.

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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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New report finds small charities showed up and stuck around to support people throughout the Covid 19 pandemic when others couldn’t

18 February 2021

Smaller charities played a key role in supporting people and communities throughout the pandemic in a way that public services and mutual aid could not, a new report has found.

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Jill Baker

Our Experience of Participatory Grant Making in the COVID Recovery Fund

11 February 2021

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