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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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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Caroline Howe

Lloyds Bank Foundation launch new national Infrastructure Fund

24 August 2020

Lloyds Bank For England and Wales launch their new Infrastructure Fund. Here, Caroline Howe, Policy and National Programme Manager, discusses the approach and thinking behind the fund.

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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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Harriet Stranks

Learn more about our COVID Recovery Fund

29 July 2020

Here, Director of Grants, Harriet Stranks takes us through the thoughts behind the new fund aimed at helping charities recover from the pandemic and its aftermath.

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Lloyds Bank Foundation report

Lloyds Bank Foundation New Fund

27 July 2020

Small and local charities helping people overcome complex social issues can now apply for two-year unrestricted grants of £50,000 with dedicated organisational development support.

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Harriet Stranks, Director of Grants at Lloyds Bank Foundation

An update on our Covid-19 support

27 May 2020

We’ve made some changes to our grant programme over the last couple of months and some explanation of the changes and thoughts about how we move forward would be useful.

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Accessing mental health services during COVID-19: adapted services, complex needs and increase in demand

21 May 2020

Derbyshire Federation for Mental Health support those with complex mental health needs. Here, Rona Rawson discusses how they've adapted their services to meet demand.

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Victoria Burrows

How mental health charities like Improving Lives are responding to impact of COVID-19

18 May 2020

Victoria Burrows, CEO of mental health charity Improving Lives, discusses the importance of raising awareness of shortage of funding during Mental Health Awareness Week 2020

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Transform: How one charity was helped to innovate and improve to create change in the domestic and sexual abuse sector

06 March 2020

Romy Briant is chair of Reducing the Risk. Here she writes how the Transform programme helped to boost her charity and enable them to influence policy and practice

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