News & Blogs

Keep up with the latest news affecting small and local charities and views from our expert teams and partners.

Selected articles

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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Saheli: Partnership Working, Our Experience and Learning

03 February 2021

Priya Chopra, Chief Executive of Saheli, a Lloyds Bank Foundation grant holder, shares her experience of working in partnership.

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Caroline Howe

Our Infrastructure Programme

22 January 2021

Infrastructure is important at the best of times, but the crisis has cemented the role of infrastructure organisations in making sure charities can continue to support people who need them

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Paul Streets

35 years of… looking to the future

14 December 2020

To mark the end of our 35th anniversary celebrations, Chief Executive Paul Streets OBE looks to the future, the aftermath of COVID-19, and our role in the years to come.

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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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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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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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