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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Accessing mental health services during COVID-19: adapted services, complex needs and increase in demand

21 May 2020

Derbyshire Federation for Mental Health support those with complex mental health needs. Here, Rona Rawson discusses how they've adapted their services to meet demand.

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Victoria Burrows

How mental health charities like Improving Lives are responding to impact of COVID-19

18 May 2020

Victoria Burrows, CEO of mental health charity Improving Lives, discusses the importance of raising awareness of shortage of funding during Mental Health Awareness Week 2020

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Hands

Transform: How one charity was helped to innovate and improve to create change in the domestic and sexual abuse sector

06 March 2020

Romy Briant is chair of Reducing the Risk. Here she writes how the Transform programme helped to boost her charity and enable them to influence policy and practice

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Mike Lewis

A week in the life of a Lloyds Bank Foundation Regional Manager

20 February 2020

A week in the life of a Lloyds Bank Foundation Regional Manager

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Caroline Howe, Policy and National Programmes Manager at Lloyds Bank Foundation for England and Wales

Caroline Howe: How Lloyds Bank Foundation selected charities and partnerships for its Reform Justice National Criminal Justice Programme

30 January 2020

Caroline Howe: How Lloyds Bank Foundation selected charities and partnerships for its Reform Justice National Criminal Justice Programme

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Grants programme relaunches

Lloyds Bank Foundation announces new investment of £2.5m in charities seeking to influence and improve the criminal justice system

28 January 2020

Lloyds Bank Foundation announces new investment of £2.5m in charities seeking to influence and improve the criminal justice system

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Duncan Shrubsole

Duncan Shrubsole: Why we're investing to help specialist charities fix a broken criminal justice system

28 January 2020

Reform Justice: Investing to help specialist charities fix a broken criminal justice system

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How charities can influence commissioning

10 December 2019

How charities can influence commissioning

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Person writing notes

‘Top 5 lessons for charity mentors’

14 November 2019

‘Top 5 lessons for charity mentors’

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Harriet Stranks, Director of Grants at Lloyds Bank Foundation

5 Years of Funder Plus: Lessons on how small and local charities can grow and thrive

07 November 2019

5 Years of Funder Plus: Lessons on how small and local charities can grow and thrive

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