News & Blogs

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

Selected articles

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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Experiences from the frontline: responding to the financial crisis of COVID-19

21 April 2020

Share your stories of helping others through financial implications of COVID-19 and make the case for more support from the government.

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Watch: Webinar on Digital Fundraising for Small Charities

07 April 2020

Watch our webinar on Digital Fundraising for Small Charities with Matt Haworth from Reason Digital

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People working together

#EveryDayCounts – Join the campaign

31 March 2020

Find out how you can help the sector to call for Government support during the Covid-19 outbreak

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Not just an add on: why influencing change is a core part of the work of small charities

16 March 2020

IVAR's new report draws on the experiences of 11 small charities detailing their impact. Here our Influencing Officer, Lydia Rye reflects on the recommendations.

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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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Houses at the heart of a community

Eleven councils sign up to Locality’s new Keep it Local network putting communities at the heart of local services

04 March 2020

This work is in direct response to calls from the small and local charities we fund about the challenges they face when it comes to commissioning

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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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Jill Baker

Jill Baker: The View From the World Out There

04 February 2020

Jill Baker, Director of Development, takes us through her learnings from the first 18 months in the role and explains the work of the Development Directorate

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