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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The Queen’s Speech 2021: Small charity round up

13 May 2021

We’ve rounded up the announcements from The Queen’s Speech most relevant to small and local charities

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How to be wrong

05 May 2021

Nobody sets out to be wrong. But it's impossible to avoid error. And mistakes have value. We learn from them, perhaps more than we learn from what we get right.

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Lloyds Bank Foundation opens its Racial Equity funding for charities led by and for Black, Asian, and minority ethnic communities

15 April 2021

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Paul Streets: Bullying is not just a ‘big charity’ problem

30 March 2021

Poor management is not only distressing to those it affects, it is the antithesis of what charities should stand for

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COVID: One Year On - The Young Women's Outreach Project

23 March 2021

One year since the first lockdown, Manager Neil gives an account of local charity, The Young Women's Project, and their journey to adapting their services to support young women in the community.  

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A group of young people strike a pose for the camera at Reaching Higher

Our approach to ringfencing a minimum of 25% of our funding for Black, Asian and minority ethnic communities

15 March 2021

Read more about how we are committed to ensuring that our funding portfolio is both distributed equitably and helps to address the needs of communities across England and Wales.

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Small and local charities can help challenge structural inequalities #IWD2021

08 March 2021

Our Public Affairs and National Programme Officer, Rachel Cain, reflects on what has changed for women and the sector since International Women's Day Public Affairs and National Programme Officer

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Lloyds Bank Foundation opens funding to distribute £9.5m to small and local charities across 2021  

04 March 2021

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What does Budget 2021 mean for small and local charities?

03 March 2021

The Budget comes at a time when small charities have been playing a crucial role during the pandemic

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Census: It counts to be counted

02 March 2021

With many asked to complete The Census online, how many will be counted? And why does it matter?

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