News & Blogs

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

Policy articles

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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Caroline Howe, Policy and National Programmes Manager at Lloyds Bank Foundation for England and Wales

Caroline Howe: How Lloyds Bank Foundation selected charities and partnerships for its Reform Justice National Criminal Justice Programme

30 January 2020

Caroline Howe: How Lloyds Bank Foundation selected charities and partnerships for its Reform Justice National Criminal Justice Programme

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Grants programme relaunches

Lloyds Bank Foundation announces new investment of £2.5m in charities seeking to influence and improve the criminal justice system

28 January 2020

Lloyds Bank Foundation announces new investment of £2.5m in charities seeking to influence and improve the criminal justice system

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Duncan Shrubsole

Duncan Shrubsole: Why we're investing to help specialist charities fix a broken criminal justice system

28 January 2020

Reform Justice: Investing to help specialist charities fix a broken criminal justice system

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An MP is for life not just for Christmas

03 December 2019

How can charities influence candidates running for MP to help tackle complex social issues? Our Influencing Officer, Lydia Rye offers some suggestions.

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Lloyds Bank Foundation Influencing Officer Lydia Rye

‘How small but vital charities can campaign for change during the 2019 general election’

26 November 2019

Following a recent event organised by Lloyds Bank Foundation for England and Wales about how small but vital charities can campaign for change, Influencing Officer for the Foundation Lydia Rye...

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Public Affairs & Programmes Officer at Lloyds Bank Foundation Rachel Cain

'National vision starts at a local level'

20 August 2019

'National vision starts at a local level'

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