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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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Duncan Shrubsole

35 years of… influencing policy and practice

30 November 2020

To mark our 35th anniversary, Director of Policy, Communications and Research, Duncan Shrubsole, looks at our evolving role in amplifying the voices of our charity partners

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Lloyds Bank Foundation Chief Executive Paul Streets

Paul Streets: What 35 years of the Lloyds Bank Foundation has taught us about funding

26 November 2020

Perhaps the next three decades will see us grow bolder and more confident in our voice and position across society

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Jill Baker

35 years of… working together

23 November 2020

To mark our 35th anniversary, our Director of Development shares the work of her team in local communities as they build on relationships for lasting change.

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Harriet Stranks

35th Anniversary: Our journey as a grantmaker

17 November 2020

To mark our 35th anniversary, Director of Grants, Harriet Stranks looks at our funding strategy since she started and the ways we adapted during COVID in response to the needs of charities.

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Where does Organisational Resilience end and where does Organisational Development begin?

11 November 2020

Tom Watson has been working with the Foundation to develop an Organisational Resilience programme. Here, he offers his reflections and where it ties in with Organisational Development.

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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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Rennie Fritchie

Marking 35 years, side by side

09 November 2020

This winter we mark our 35th anniversary. Here, our Chair of Trustees, Baroness Rennie Fritchie DBE, looks back at our history & our continual support for small and local charities.

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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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