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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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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Three women at Latin American Women's Rights Service hold hands

Small and local charities can help challenge structural inequalities #IWD2021

08 March 2021

Our Public Affairs and National Programme Officer, Rachel Cain, reflects on what has changed for women and the sector since International Women's Day Public Affairs and National Programme Officer

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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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What does Budget 2021 mean for small and local charities?

03 March 2021

The Budget comes at a time when small charities have been playing a crucial role during the pandemic

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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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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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Join us in showing Government why small charities are needed #RightNow!

17 February 2021

Join us in showing Government why small charities are needed #RightNow!

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The Government’s new Green Paper on public procurement promises a lot, but is an opportunity lost

15 February 2021

The devil is in the detail with the Government's new Green Paper on public procurement, Caroline Howe, Policy and National Programmes Manager, argues.

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Jill Baker

Our Experience of Participatory Grant Making in the COVID Recovery Fund

11 February 2021

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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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