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

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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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Lloyds Bank Foundation Chief Executive Paul Streets

Paul Streets: What 35 years of the Lloyds Bank Foundation has taught us about funding

26 November 2020

Perhaps the next three decades will see us grow bolder and more confident in our voice and position across society

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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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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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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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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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Lloyds Bank Foundation Chief Executive Paul Streets

Paul Streets: Our thinking and approach during COVID-19

30 July 2020

Ahead of the launch of the new COVID Recovery Fund, Paul Street explain the ways the Foundation has been rethinking and adapting our support and approach to funding.

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