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 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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Duncan Shrubsole

35 years of… influencing policy and practice

30 November 2020

To mark our 35th anniversary, Director of Policy, Communications and Research, Duncan Shrubsole, looks at our evolving role in amplifying the voices of our charity partners

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 Report front cover with two people holding hands. Report tile is Changing Lives Changing Systems

Lessons learnt from Changing Lives, Changing Systems report in partnership with Social Finance

10 November 2020

On 4th November, we shared our learnings from the latest report by Social Finance and Lloyds Bank Foundation, Changing Lives, Changing Systems: Lessons from Reducing and Preventing Domestic Abuse.

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Our response to Danny Kruger's report

24 September 2020

Our response to Danny Kruger's report: The report is welcome, we now urge the government not to delay

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Caroline Howe

Lloyds Bank Foundation launch new national Infrastructure Fund

24 August 2020

Lloyds Bank For England and Wales launch their new Infrastructure Fund. Here, Caroline Howe, Policy and National Programme Manager, discusses the approach and thinking behind the fund.

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Lloyds Bank Foundation Chief Executive Paul Streets

Paul Streets: Our thinking and approach during COVID-19

30 July 2020

Ahead of the launch of the new COVID Recovery Fund, Paul Street explain the ways the Foundation has been rethinking and adapting our support and approach to funding.

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Harriet Stranks

Learn more about our COVID Recovery Fund

29 July 2020

Here, Director of Grants, Harriet Stranks takes us through the thoughts behind the new fund aimed at helping charities recover from the pandemic and its aftermath.

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Lloyds Bank Foundation report

Lloyds Bank Foundation New Fund

27 July 2020

Small and local charities helping people overcome complex social issues can now apply for two-year unrestricted grants of £50,000 with dedicated organisational development support.

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Third Sector | Paul Streets: The Living Room continues to thrive during Covid-19, and here's why

16 July 2020

Paul Streets: The Living Room continues to thrive during Covid-19, and here's why

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Lloyds Bank Foundation speaks at House of Lords Public Services Committee

30 June 2020

As part of the House of Lord public inquiry, our CEO, Paul Streets spoke about what can be learned from the way public services have responded during the pandemic, including the role of charities

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