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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Join us in showing Government why small charities are needed #RightNow!

17 February 2021

Join us in showing Government why small charities are needed #RightNow!

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The Government’s new Green Paper on public procurement promises a lot, but is an opportunity lost

15 February 2021

The devil is in the detail with the Government's new Green Paper on public procurement, Caroline Howe, Policy and National Programmes Manager, argues.

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Jill Baker

Our Experience of Participatory Grant Making in the COVID Recovery Fund

11 February 2021

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Caroline Howe

Our Infrastructure Programme

22 January 2021

Infrastructure is important at the best of times, but the crisis has cemented the role of infrastructure organisations in making sure charities can continue to support people who need them

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Lloyds Bank Foundation awards £450,000 in grants to infrastructure charities to support a strong local ecosystem

21 January 2021

Lloyds Bank Foundation awards £450,000 in grants to infrastructure charities to support a strong local ecosystem

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Lloyds Bank Foundation awards Covid recovery grants to vital but under-resourced and small charities led Black, Asian and minority ethnic communities

21 January 2021

Lloyds Bank Foundation awards Covid recovery grants to vital but under-resourced and small charities led Black, Asian and minority ethnic communities

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Paul Streets

35 years of… looking to the future

14 December 2020

To mark the end of our 35th anniversary celebrations, Chief Executive Paul Streets OBE looks to the future, the aftermath of COVID-19, and our role in the years to come.

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Duncan Shrubsole

35 years of… influencing policy and practice

30 November 2020

To mark our 35th anniversary, Director of Policy, Communications and Research, Duncan Shrubsole, looks at our evolving role in amplifying the voices of our charity partners

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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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Our response to Danny Kruger's report

24 September 2020

Our response to Danny Kruger's report: The report is welcome, we now urge the government not to delay

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