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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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Paul Streets

Paul Streets: When charity leaders invest in collaboration, society changes for the better

19 February 2021

Power sharing is not easy at a time when charities of all sizes face significant challenges – but the pandemic has taught us we are stronger together

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Jill Baker

Our Experience of Participatory Grant Making in the COVID Recovery Fund

11 February 2021

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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 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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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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