News & Blogs

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

Policy articles

Lloyds Bank Foundation speaks at House of Lords Public Services Committee

30 June 2020

As part of the House of Lord public inquiry, our CEO, Paul Streets spoke about what can be learned from the way public services have responded during the pandemic, including the role of charities

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Lloyds Banking Group’s Domestic and Financial Abuse Helpline

18 June 2020

Lloyds Bank Foundation and Lloyds Banking Group are working together to help tackle financial abuse

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Caroline Howe

Join us to push for long term improved commissioning in your area

10 June 2020

Along with NCVO, Locality, Children England and Clinks, we are gathering stories that demonstrate commissioning during COVID19 to build for a stronger and improved approach to commissioning.

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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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Experiences from the frontline: responding to the financial crisis of COVID-19

21 April 2020

Share your stories of helping others through financial implications of COVID-19 and make the case for more support from the government.

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People working together

#EveryDayCounts – Join the campaign

31 March 2020

Find out how you can help the sector to call for Government support during the Covid-19 outbreak

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Not just an add on: why influencing change is a core part of the work of small charities

16 March 2020

IVAR's new report draws on the experiences of 11 small charities detailing their impact. Here our Influencing Officer, Lydia Rye reflects on the recommendations.

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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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Houses at the heart of a community

Eleven councils sign up to Locality’s new Keep it Local network putting communities at the heart of local services

04 March 2020

This work is in direct response to calls from the small and local charities we fund about the challenges they face when it comes to commissioning

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How charities can help EU citizens they support to access Settled Status and why it’s important

31 January 2020

Our Public Afffairs and Programmes Officer Rachel Cain writes how charities can help vulnerable people they support access EU Settled Status, even if they do not specialise in migration issues

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