News & Blogs

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

Selected articles

Research & Learning Manager for Lloyds Bank Foundation Alex Van Vliet

Learning from our COVID Recovery Fund

27 July 2021

How we set out to design and build an evaluation learning framework for the Covid Recovery Fund.

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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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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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Three women at Latin American Women's Rights Service hold hands

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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New report finds small charities showed up and stuck around to support people throughout the Covid 19 pandemic when others couldn’t

18 February 2021

Smaller charities played a key role in supporting people and communities throughout the pandemic in a way that public services and mutual aid could not, a new report has found.

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Jill Baker

Our Experience of Participatory Grant Making in the COVID Recovery Fund

11 February 2021

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Saheli: Partnership Working, Our Experience and Learning

03 February 2021

Priya Chopra, Chief Executive of Saheli, a Lloyds Bank Foundation grant holder, shares her experience of working in partnership.

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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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