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 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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New report calls on voluntary organisations to deliver services in collaboration, building on the spirit of partnership developed during the pandemic

03 February 2021

The Rebalancing the Relationship report, commissioned by the Foundation and led by ACEVO and NCVO, talks about the power of partnerships and the need for sector partners to collaborate better.

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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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Lloyds Bank Foundation awards £450,000 in grants to infrastructure charities to support a strong local ecosystem

21 January 2021

Lloyds Bank Foundation awards £450,000 in grants to infrastructure charities to support a strong local ecosystem

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Lloyds Bank Foundation awards Covid recovery grants to vital but under-resourced and small charities led Black, Asian and minority ethnic communities

21 January 2021

Lloyds Bank Foundation awards Covid recovery grants to vital but under-resourced and small charities led Black, Asian and minority ethnic communities

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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 for England and Wales has distributed £530m to small but vital charities over the last 35 years

14 December 2020

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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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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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