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New Director of Charity Development appointed at Lloyds Bank Foundation

André Clarke

André Clarke has been appointed as Director of Charity Development at Lloyds Bank Foundation for England and Wales. Clarke will play a vital role in establishing and implementing Lloyds Bank Foundation's Building a Better Future, launched in October 2022.


Clarke's role will focus on the distribution of £15 million in funding each year to 600 or so small charities across England and Wales working on some of the most complex issues. He will also lead the Foundation's efforts to strengthen the organisational effectiveness and sustainability of charities through an extensive range of development support offers.

Clarke has extensive experience in grant-making, learning and organisational effectiveness from his time at Comic Relief, Bond, Plan International and Save the Children UK. Clarke joins Lloyds Bank Foundation from BBC Children in Need, where he served as Interim Programme Director for the We Move Fund. He is also a trustee of the Institute for Voluntary Action Research (IVAR) and Chair of the Open and Trusting Grant-making Initiative.


André Clarke, new Director of Charity Development at Lloyds Bank Foundation, said: "I'm heartened by the organisation's reflective practice and commitment to challenge and change the structural inequalities in our society, and I'm thrilled to join Lloyds Bank Foundation at a time when the vital work of small and local charities is needed more than ever. I look forward to working with colleagues, charities and communities to help shape and deliver our approach to charity development."  


Paul Streets, CEO of Lloyds Bank Foundation for England and Wales, said: "We are thrilled to welcome André to the Lloyds Bank Foundation team. His experience and vision will be invaluable as we embark on this next chapter. André shares our commitment to empowering small and local charities to help the people most in need, and we are confident that under his leadership, the Foundation will expand its impact and open up new opportunities for the charities we support."




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About Lloyds Bank Foundation 
We're an independent charitable foundation funded by Lloyds Banking Group. We work in partnership with small and local charities, people and communities, changing lives and working towards a more just and compassionate society. The needs and aspirations of people drive our work. We strengthen the small and local charities that support them and the communities they live in, and advocate for a better future. 

Through unrestricted funding, support to develop and influencing policy and practice, we help small and local charities thrive, communities grow stronger, and people overcome complex issues and barriers so they can transform their lives