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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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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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Where does Organisational Resilience end and where does Organisational Development begin?

11 November 2020

Tom Watson has been working with the Foundation to develop an Organisational Resilience programme. Here, he offers his reflections and where it ties in with Organisational Development.

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Paul Streets

Small charities have delivered remarkable service transformations during Covid-19

27 October 2020

While Covid-19 might have done something to bridge the digital divide, there are a significant number for whom any tenuous bridge has now become a yawning chasm. 

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Lloyds Bank Foundation Chief Executive Paul Streets

Paul Streets: Charities must lead the way in recovering and rebuilding from Covid-19

21 September 2020

Summoning the energy to drive more change may feel impossible, but the opportunity will not be there for long

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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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Paul Streets: Shaping a more equal future demands re-education, honesty, and action

13 August 2020

Being ready to have difficult conversations and work hard will be vital in a world where Covid-19 has dissipated, but the discrimination and inequality it so starkly exposed remains

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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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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 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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