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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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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Act now to support vital small charities

15 December 2020

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Lloyds Bank Foundation for England and Wales has distributed £530m to small but vital charities over the last 35 years

14 December 2020

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New data resource from leading voluntary sector bodies shows small charities are delivering vital services despite shrinking government funding in the lead up to the pandemic

10 December 2020

Small frontline charities faced years of funding cuts leaving many in a precarious financial position coming into the Covid-19 pandemic.

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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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Third Sector | Paul Streets: The Living Room continues to thrive during Covid-19, and here's why

16 July 2020

Paul Streets: The Living Room continues to thrive during Covid-19, and here's why

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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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