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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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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How do you fix a broken system?

02 November 2020

New report sets out 12 lessons for successful systems change from impactful domestic abuse perpetrator programme

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Research calls for local areas – not DWP – to run employment support

27 October 2020

The COVID pandemic has led to hundreds of thousands of people falling out of work, and millions more facing uncertainty about their jobs in the coming months.

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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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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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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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