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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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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Lessons learnt from Changing Lives, Changing Systems report in partnership with Social Finance

10 November 2020

On 4th November, we shared our learnings from the latest report by Social Finance and Lloyds Bank Foundation, Changing Lives, Changing Systems: Lessons from Reducing and Preventing Domestic Abuse.

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Man writes report

Organisational Resilience: The story so far...

06 November 2020

As part of our work to help small charities survive and thrive, we launched an organisational resilience programme in 2019. Read our findings so far

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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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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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Hands

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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