News & Blogs

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

Selected articles

Jill Baker

35 years of… working together

23 November 2020

To mark our 35th anniversary, our Director of Development shares the work of her team in local communities as they build on relationships for lasting change.

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Harriet Stranks

35th Anniversary: Our journey as a grantmaker

17 November 2020

To mark our 35th anniversary, Director of Grants, Harriet Stranks looks at our funding strategy since she started and the ways we adapted during COVID in response to the needs of charities.

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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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Rennie Fritchie

Marking 35 years, side by side

09 November 2020

This winter we mark our 35th anniversary. Here, our Chair of Trustees, Baroness Rennie Fritchie DBE, looks back at our history & our continual support for small and local charities.

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Man writes report

Organisational Resilience: The story so far...

06 November 2020

As part of our work to help small charities survive and thrive, we launched an organisational resilience programme in 2019. Read our findings so far

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Advice for prospective mentors on National Mentoring Day 2020

27 October 2020

Chris Tucker, a former mentor and employee at Lloyds Banking Group takes us through the value of mentoring at a time when charities are facing incredible challenges and are #NeverMoreNeeded

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Lloyds Bank Foundation Chief Executive 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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How to prevent burnout: 11 simple ways to make self-care a priority

10 October 2020

With World Mental Health Day 2020 as our backdrop, consultancy firm Bird offer tips and reflections to help you or your team navigate the next few months.

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Ngozi Lyn Cole and Bonnie Chiu: How we are supporting Lloyds Bank Foundation on a racial equity journey

30 September 2020

For a very long time, the foundation sector has generally taken an equality lens. Here, Bonnie and Ngozi discuss the ways they are supporting the Foundation on a racial equity journey

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What colour is identity?

23 September 2020

Peter Cunnision, Manager West Midlands, offers his reflections on race and identity in light of the COVID-19 pandemic and Black Lives Matter movement.

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