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

Paul Streets: For all the opportunities and speed brought by digital, it could struggle to replace face-to-face fundraising

15 June 2020

With so many small charities relying on group-based fundraising, we must work to fast-track learning for new, socially distant models of generating income

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Caroline Howe

Join us to push for long term improved commissioning in your area

10 June 2020

Along with NCVO, Locality, Children England and Clinks, we are gathering stories that demonstrate commissioning during COVID19 to build for a stronger and improved approach to commissioning.

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Harriet Stranks, Director of Grants at Lloyds Bank Foundation

An update on our Covid-19 support

27 May 2020

We’ve made some changes to our grant programme over the last couple of months and some explanation of the changes and thoughts about how we move forward would be useful.

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Lloyds Bank Foundation Chief Executive Paul Streets

Paul Streets: We must prepare for the difficult and costly challenge of recovery and renewal

05 May 2020

We know charities will prepare to spring back into recovery, but whether that leads to new beginnings or descends into disintegration is all in our hands

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Experiences from the frontline: responding to the financial crisis of COVID-19

21 April 2020

Share your stories of helping others through financial implications of COVID-19 and make the case for more support from the government.

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People working together

#EveryDayCounts – Join the campaign

31 March 2020

Find out how you can help the sector to call for Government support during the Covid-19 outbreak

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Not just an add on: why influencing change is a core part of the work of small charities

16 March 2020

IVAR's new report draws on the experiences of 11 small charities detailing their impact. Here our Influencing Officer, Lydia Rye reflects on the recommendations.

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Hands

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 Chief Executive Paul Streets

Paul Streets: the Challenging Behaviour Foundation, an overlooked gem

25 February 2020

Paul Streets: the Challenging Behaviour Foundation, an overlooked gem

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